Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder is already diligently making preparations for our first season back in the Premier League after our automatic Championship promotion success in 2018/19.
Having clinched second spot, we’ve already seen a number of players leave the club with their contracts naturally expiring this summer, and plenty more have been publicly placed on the transfer list, and whilst we will undoubtedly be welcoming new faces in this summer, Wilder has said this week that the core group will definitely get their chance to impress in the top flight next year.
Pointing to the inspiration that Bournemouth’s development over the last few years has been as we celebrate two promotions in the last three years, Wilder told Sky Sports that naturally our transfer budget for the year will be significantly boosted by increased Premier League revenues, but he has no intention of making mass changes as he knows that will disrupt the spirit that has played a massive part in our rise.
“The budget is more than we had last year! We’re not going to change our identity. The recruitment is massive for us we can’t afford many mistakes. There’s some brilliant stories in the squad and I want to make sure they get an opportunity as well. I’m not going to rip apart a team that’s gone well. Four of five of the lads that came from League One are a great inspiration. We went to Marbella on pre-season two years ago and Bournemouth were there. Harry Arter, Charlie Daniels, Simon Francis and others were in the Premier League who started off in League One. We had a chat to our boys and said this can happen.”