Sheffield United: New Blades chairman says "no one is bigger than the club" as boss Chris Wilder continues to get linked with Arsenal job
New Sheffield United chairman Prince Musa'ad bin Khalid Al Saud says “no one is bigger than the club” as Blades boss Chris Wilder continues to get linked with the Arsenal job.
Wilder has led United from League One to the Premier League in three seasons and they are more than holding their own as they sit 9th in the top flight ahead of tonight’s Bramall Lane clash with Newcastle United.
Unai Emery was sacked as Arsenal boss last Friday and Wilder’s name is being mentioned as a possible contender for the job.
The Blades manager may have got some United fans slightly worried when he told the Sunday Times at the weekend that where the club goes now is “out of my hands”, adding: “But I want more. I want more from the players, more from the staff more from the football club.”
While when new Blades chairman, Prince Musa'ad bin Khalid Al Saud, 26, who is the son-in-law of new club owner Prince Abdullah bin Mosaad bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, was asked in an interview by viewfromthejohnstreet.com, published yesterday, whether it would be difficult to keep hold of Wilder given his succes, replied: “No one is bigger than the club. Owner, manager, players. We hope Chris stays with us for many years to come but this is football.”
Meanwhile, United defender Chris Basham has said they are “raring to go” as they prepare to face Steve Bruce’s Newcastle team tonight.
Sky Sports pundit Charlie Nicholas gives his prediction for the match here.