Paul Robinson says Chris Wilder could harness his ‘very good relationship’ with the Sheffield United players to bring some of them to Celtic if he were appointed manager at Parkhead.
It was confirmed on Saturday that Wilder had left the club, who are bottom of the Premier League and 14 points adrift of safety, by mutual consent.
Wilder had taken them from League One to the top-flight in a little over three years. Last season, he led them to an excellent ninth-place finish.
Wilder tipped to bring ‘clever’ transfer approach to Celtic
Former Premier League ‘keeper Robinson reckons Wilder would be the ‘perfect choice’ and could bring some talented players from South Yorkshire to Glasgow.
“Wilder is someone who can be clever in the market,” he told Football Insider.
“Yes, he did not have a great window in the summer with Rhian Brewster and others and perhaps that was his downfall.
“I think he would be the perfect choice for Celtic though.
“I suspect Wilder has a very good relationship with a lot of the players at Sheffield United. If he did go to Celtic and he wanted to sign some of his former players, I am sure he could.”
Transfer Tavern verdict
Robinson isn’t the only one to gush over Wilder, with Rio Ferdinand claiming the charismatic boss deserves a statue in Sheffield and stating he will have “loads of suitors” (Daily Mail).
He transformed the careers of some of the Blades players in their ascent up the divisions, and so it is not unrealistic to expect that they would answer his call, particularly if Championship football is indeed the alternative.
George Baldock, Chris Basham and David McGoldrick are among those with only a year or so left on their contracts, and so may be the most realistic targets.
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