Sheffield United confirm Chris Wilder sacking after poor Premier League form

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Sheffield United have confirmed Chris Wilder has left the Premier League strugglers.

Wilder’s future was plunged into doubt on Friday with reports suggesting he was on his way out of Bramall Lane.

His pre-match press conference was cancelled on Friday with the Blades confirming Wilder has departed on Saturday evening.

In a club statement, Wilder said: "Being manager of Sheffield United has been a special journey and one I'll never forget. I was delighted to be given the opportunity back in 2016 and have been delighted with the success which we have achieved, including two promotions and a highest ever Premier League finish.

“I’d like to thank everyone who has contributed to the Club's accomplishments along the way, including the players, staff and, in particular, the supporters."

Sheffield United have struggled in their second season back in the Premier League, effectively being 13 points from safety with 10 games left.

It comes after they finished ninth last campaign with Wilder having taken the club from League One to the Premier League during his time in charge.

They travel to Leicester on Sunday in their next Premier League game, with reports suggesting Jason Tindall will take charge.

They travel to Leicester on Sunday in their next Premier League game, with reports suggesting Jason Tindall will take charge.

The statement added: “We are confident that all Blades fans around the world will join us in thanking Chris for his hard work, commitment and expertise in driving the club.

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