Sheffield United promotion rivals make huge manager decision, Chris Wilder tipped for job

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Blades’ promotion rivals make huge managerial call soon after Bramall Lane defeat

Sheffield United’s promotion rivals Watford are looking for their latest manager after making the decision to sack Slaven Bilic after just six months in charge.

The Croatian, 54, was relieved of his duties this afternoon. His side lost 1-0 at Bramall Lane recently with Watford, who have won just three matches since Christmas, sitting ninth in the Championship.

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“We are all ambitious to succeed this season, so something new is needed quickly while the opportunity of promotion is still real,” said technical director Ben Manga.

“With the January transfer window over, to change coach is the only option available to re-energise for the final games ahead.”

Former Blades boss Chris Wilder could be in the frame for a return to management, after leaving Middlesbrough earlier this season. Watford are said to be in advanced talks over the Blades legend taking charge, at least until the end of the season, as the Hornets look to reignite their faltering promotion push following relegation from the Premier League last season.

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