With Chris Wilder tentatively linked with the vacant Sunderland job, news of his contract extension at Sheffield United took on even more importance in recent days and yesterday Blades fans got the news they had been waiting for.
— Sheffield United (@SUFC_tweets) May 22, 2018
Wilder has penned a 12-month extension to his deal keeping him with us until the summer of 2021.
Along with Wilder, assistant gaffer Alan Knill, goalkeeping coach Darren Ward, head of sports science Matt Prestridge and head of recruitment Paul Mitchell are all set to extend their time with us as well, with their extensions also agreed.
Speaking to the Official Site after agreeing the extension, Wilder said.
“After lengthy discussions with both owners, I am delighted and proud to carry on leading Sheffield United Football Club forward in a positive manner, as we have previously shown in the last two seasons. I’m confident we can concentrate fully on on-field issues, we are very much looking forward to pre-season and adding quality reinforcements to our squad in an attempt to build on our performance last season.”
???? Winning 4-2 away at your local rivals…
— Sky Bet (@SkyBet) May 22, 2018
A joint statement by our co-owners Kevin McCabe and Prince Abdullah was rightly positive on the news, and they confirmed that discussions over the ownership of the club were ongoing so hopefully, fans will have clarity on that front shortly as well.
Given Wilder’s achievements with us so far, a title win at League One level and almost clinching a Play-Off run last season, the news has certainly been well received by fans.
Onwards to 2018/19!
Best signing we will make this summer m8
— George Schofield (@georgeboy76) May 22, 2018
— Matthew Hull (@MatthewHull6) May 22, 2018
That's the CW we know and love! Looking more relaxed and happy again!
— TheBlades (@skibumg) May 22, 2018
Nicely played Chris.
— Paul Summerside (@summerside49) May 22, 2018
Brilliant news. U T B ⚽ ⚽ ⚽
— Linda Goodyear (@LindaGoodyear) May 22, 2018
At last, some great news.
— Jamie Horton (@00jam77) May 22, 2018
Make no mistake, whichever players may join the club,, this is our biggest signing this summer. Onwards and upwards. UTB
— S Garrity (@sgarrity90) May 22, 2018
Give that man keys to the Club
— ᕼE'ᔕ OᑎE Oᖴ Oᑌᖇ Oᗯᑎ (@piratesblade) May 22, 2018