Several Crystal Palace fans have been discussing the possibility of Chris Wilder taking over from Roy Hodgson on social media.
That’s because of reports on Friday morning, suggesting Wilder is set to be sacked by Sheffield United. The Times’ Matt Lawton was one of the first to break the news just over 48 hours before the Blades’ trip to Leicester City. Sky Sports later confirmed that the 53-year-old has left the Yorkshire club.
Wilder made the move to Bramall Lane from Northampton Town in 2016 and led them from League One to the Premier League during that time.
It seems as if relegation back to the Championship is a formality, though, with United 13 points adrift of safety with 10 games of the season remaining.
Should Crystal Palace sack Hodgson?
With the news circulating rapidly, these Palace fans all shared their views on Wilder on Twitter, with many split on whether or not he would be a good option to potentially replace the sometimes-maligned Hodgson.
“This isn’t a call to get Wilder to Palace btw, keep him far away from Palace as possible“
“I honestly think I’d take Wilder at Palace but I’m not certain. That squad is absolutely awful“
“I would have Wilder at Palace in a heartbeat But most of the rest of our fans would get sick of his football after three months“
“If Chris Wilder was genuinely wanted by some why were there no shouts to get him in before he was sacked?”
“If all true about Chris Wilder, I would love the South Yorkshire man at Crystal Palace (if Roy leaves) and please can he bring John Egan with him. Thanking you in advance“
“See a lot of people wanting Wilder at Palace. Personally, I still need another 5 years to mentally recover from the last time we played 3-5-2“
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