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Sheffield United confirm Chris Wilder has left the club

Sheffield United has confirmed that manager Chris Wilder has left the club by mutual consent.  T...



Sheffield United confirm Chris...
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Sheffield United confirm Chris Wilder has left the club

Sheffield United has confirmed that manager Chris Wilder has left the club by mutual consent. 

There were a number of reports during the week that the 53-year-old was to leave the club with them bottom of the Premier League table and facing relegation.

The club issued a statement on Saturday night confirming the news.

Wilder managed the Blades to more than 100 wins in his almost five years at Bramall Lane.

Earlier this season, Chris Wilder surpassed 200 league games in charge of the Blades, becoming the sixth United manager to reach this milestone.

The statement said that the club's board, along with Wilder made the decision following discussions.

Commenting on his departure Wilder said,

"Being manager of Sheffield United has been a special journey and one I'll never forget.

"I was delighted to be given the opportunity back in 2016 and have been delighted with the success which we have achieved, including two promotions and a highest ever Premier League finish.

"I'd like to thank everyone who has contributed to the Club's accomplishments along the way, including the players, staff and, in particular, the supporters."

The statment went on to say,

"We are confident that all Blades fans around the world will join us in thanking Chris for his hard work, commitment and expertise in driving the Club.

"Now the Club will turn its attention to completing the season as strongly as possible and if we are relegated, to preparing for the Championship.

"We confirm our intention to keep the core of the player group together and will continue to invest further in the Academy and the First Team, to place us in the best possible position for the future."

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