Simon Jordan slams Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder - 'you know what mate, you are a little bit out of order'

Former Crystal Palace owner Simon Jordan has slammed Chris Wilder after the Sheffield United boss warned his future could be in doubt.

Wednesday, 3rd March 2021, 1:47 pm
Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder. (Photo by OLI SCARFF/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

The 53-year-old spoke at length during his Aston Villa pre-match press conference, suggesting he could quit his post at Bramall Lane if his wishes aren’t met.

“I don’t know,” Wilder replied, when asked if he would definitely be remaining in charge.

"I don’t know. Head down and onto the Villa game. Then what will be will be. I want to stay, definitely. If we stick to the plan.”

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With relegation from the Premier League all-but confirmed – barring a late miracle – Wilder wants to build a plan capable of returning at the first time of asking.

Blades owner HRH Prince Abdullah bin Musa’ad bin Abdulaziz Al Saud has confirmed he wants to retain Wilder’s services but there are clearly issues that need ironing out.

Jordan, speaking on talkSPORT, insists Wilder was “out of order” for discussing his future to the media.

The English businessman said: “We had Prince Abdullah on here a couple of weeks ago waxing lyrical about the wonderful support he wanted to give Chris Wilder and Chris Wilder’s method repayment is to go into a press conference and say ‘unless I pretty much get what I want, when I want it – we’re going to have a problem’.

"Now, we don’t know what’s going on behind the scenes, we don’t know if he’s frustrated (but) what he has got is a team that is pretty poor and sitting at the bottom of the Premier League.

"His juice, whilst you remember what he’s done – football is about what you do next and it should always be about what you do next.

"You have to remember what’s been done but you’re only as good as your next game, promotion or whatever.

"I don’t like his tone. I don’t think it’s necessary. I don’t think he has to have that conversation with the media and to effectively out his owner.

"He knows damn well that the direction the club goes in will be much determined by him and his performance on the pitch and what he does as much as it will be by the owner’s decision.

"The owner has already come out and nailed his colours to the wall, he's already said ‘irrespective of what happens, this is my guy’.

"So, for Wilder to turnaround and say ‘I don’t know’, I think is a typical football manager.

"His currency is high. He’s been at Sheffield United for five years, they were in League One and he’s taken them through the divisions (and) he’s been given support to do that.

He added: “He’s earned the right to say what’s on his mind to his owner, not through the media.

"I know that doesn’t suit us because we’re the media and we want to hear this sort of stuff but when you're talking about integrity and authenticity, you know what mate, you are little bit out of order.”