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Sheffield United: Chris Wilder agrees new three-year deal at Bramall Lane

Sheffield United: Chris Wilder agrees new three-year deal at Bramall Lane

Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder has agreed a new three-year deal with the club which will keep him at Bramall Lane until 2022, as per Transfermarkt.

The 51-year-old took over at United in 2016 when the club was in League One and has, alongside assistant Alan Knill, completely transformed their fortunes by leading them to two promotions in three years (via BBC Sport).

After overseeing the Blades’ second-place finish in the Championship last season, Wilder was named the League Managers Association Manager of the Year award in May, seeing off competition from Manchester City’s Pep Guardiola and Liverpool’s Jurgen Klopp (via Reuters).

Speaking to the club’s official website about Wilder’s new deal, United’s Chief executive officer Stephen Bettis said: “On behalf of the Board, I’m delighted that the formalities have concluded and Chris has been rewarded.

“Chris signing a new contract underpins everything we are attempting to do at Bramall Lane.

“He’s been the catalyst for our success over the past few years, he is a driven individual and his focus since promotion was secured has been preparing the club for the Premier League.”

When you consider just how big of an impact that Wilder has had on the Blades over the past three years, there is no doubting that he deserves his new deal.

Averaging a majorly impressive 1.81 points per game during this period (via Transfermarkt), the former Oxford United boss has won 53.64% (80) of his 151 games in charge.

Although he is arguably already guaranteed a place in United’s history books by leading them back to the Premier League, Wilder’s focus now will be to help establish his boyhood club at this level.

Having already secured the services of Phil Jagielka and Luke Freeman for the upcoming campaign, Wilder may be about to make some further additions to his squad with the trio of Dean Henderson, Neal Maupay and Ollie McBurnie very much on his radar (via the Yorkshire Post).

Blades fans, what are your thoughts on Wilder’s new deal? Join the discussion by commenting below.

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