Sheffield United believe Chris Wilder is the man to keep them in the Premier League as the club looks to avoid a repeat of the relegation they suffered at the hands of Chris Wilder during the 2020/21 season.
The Blades made the worst-ever start to a Premier League campaign under Wilder, not winning a single game until January in what was their 18th match of the season.
Wilder was relieved of his duties with United bottom of the Premier League in March 2021, sitting 13 points clear from safety with only ten games left.
The South Yorkshire club were ultimately relegated but returned to the Premier League last term via as second-place finish in the Championship under the stewardship of Paul Heckingbottom.
However, with United rock bottom of the table having lost 11 of their opening 14 games, Heckingbottom has been sacked and Wilder identified as the man to keep the Blades up.
“The strategy is clear. We are hiring the same man to save us from relegation who we sacked three years ago because we didn’t believe he could save us from relegation,” a senior Sheffield United official told Paddy Power News.
“I’ve spoken with Chris and he told me his plan to get us out of trouble.
“I can’t reveal too much but it did involve overlapping centre backs and throwing Phil Jagielka up front if we’re trailing with ten minutes to go.”
Meanwhile, local topography hobbyists have said a 2.7-magnitude tremor was caused by Sheffield United fans as news of Wilder’s pending reappointment broke.
“The tremor was caused by thousands of Sheffield United fans furiously tapping their keyboards while deleting nasty tweets about Chris Wilder during his spell in charge of Middlesbrough,” a representative of the South Yorkshire Geology Appreciation Society, said.
“We haven’t witnessed football related seismic activity like this since Celtic fans deleted their ‘Brendan Rodgers is a fraud and a traitor’ tweets.”
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