It was always going to happen at some point you felt but the wheels have been set in motion for a fall out at Sheffield United, following Prince Abdullah’s interview this morning.
The United owner took to Sky Sports to express his views in a 30 minute segment where he covered a wide range of topics, including Wilder’s departure.
Within the interview, Abdullah said Wilder had tried to resign twice before he eventually left, before the owner also questioned Wilder’s record in the transfer market and recruitment strategy.
The move from the Blades owner came as a surprise to some. Many had expected things to be kept quiet and the club simply move on, with reported non-disclosure agreements in place. But Abdullah’s comments have opened the floodgates once again.
However, according to respected journaliast, David Anderson, Wilder is currently refusing to respond to the claims from Abdullah, and instead is letitng the LMA deal with any isses.
Many United fans are intrigued to hear the other side to the story, with Wilder’s take on things bound to be different to that of the Prince.
Of course, we might never hear the full story on that one.
A bitter end to one of the greatest times in club history
I said this at the time of Wilder’s depature, but the whole thing is just a massive, massive shame.
If Wilder was ever to leave, he should have gone with his head held high and to a rousing reception from the Blades faithful for the incredible job he did with the club in just under five years.
However, it now looks like it’s all going to end somewhat bitter. In fairness, the Prince has a right to defend himself but some of the comments about wgaes, pay offs, and other bits, were a bit unprofessional.
United need to move on and move on quickly. Wilder will probably have his say one day, but for now, Prince Abdullah’s comments will a cause for conversation around S2.