Chris Wilder’s position as Sheffield United boss under serious threat after clashes with owner Prince Abdullah over the club’s transfer policy and a director of football
- Chris Wilder is unsure whether he will be Sheffield United manager next season
- The Blades appear certain for relegation but Wilder is backed by the fanbase
- Wilder, 53, wants the public support and assurances of owner Prince Abdullah
- Abdullah wants a director of football to take control of recruitment in future
Chris Wilder’s future at Sheffield United is being threatened by disagreements with the club’s owners over key issues such as recruitment and the state of the training ground.
Blades manager Wilder — who led the club to the Premier League from the wilderness of League One — revealed this week that he does not know if he will stay at Bramall Lane.
Wilder has publicly called on owner Prince Abdullah to back him.
Chris Wilder’s future as Sheffield United boss is under threat and an exit may be on the cards
The owner wants a director of football to take control of recruitment, having been disappointed with Wilder’s work in the transfer market.
Wilder would like to stay at his boyhood club beyond this season.
He believes he can bring them straight back up if he is supported by funds and facilities. But at the moment that appears highly unlikely.
After last season’s impressive 12th placed finish, Wilder spent north of £50million in the summer as his side looked to build upon their progress.
Wilder wants the public backing of Prince Abdullah, but the pair disagree on recruitment
A £23.5million move was sanctioned for Liverpool’s unproven youngster Rhian Brewster, while goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale was brought back to the club for a fee in the region of £18m.
The Blades currently find themselves rock bottom of the top flight on 14 points from 27 matches.
Under Wilder’s command points have been taken from the likes of Manchester United, though defeats against fellow strugglers have cost the side dearly.
On Wednesday evening the Blades pulled off a pivotal 1-0 victory over Aston Villa despite having a man sent off, but still find themselves some 12-points from safety as things currently stand.
£23.5million was spent on Rhian Brewster in the summer but the youngster has struggled
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