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Chris Wilder says there's 'no guarantees' he will stay as Sheffield United manager after rumours he'd quit

Chris Wilder says there are “no guarantees” he will continue as Sheffield United manager.

There were some concerns this week after rumours emerged Wilder had quit as Blades boss.

Yet the 53-year-old was in place on Friday for his pre-match press conference ahead of today’s FA Cup third round match with Bristol Rovers.

“There are no guarantees in football,” Wilder told Yorkshire Live.

“No one knows what is round the corner for anybody. There’s rumours and speculation on everything and there’s highs and lows in football.

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“There’s absolutely no guarantees. I can’t sit here and say I will be the manager in the next five years or the next 24 hours. That’s just how football is.

“You get on with it. You are under contract and as far as I am concerned I am the manager of this football club and I will do my best every day, as I have always done, to improve results and to improve every aspect of the football club.

“I think I have been quite successful, with a lot of other people, in changing a lot of things at this football club over the four and half years.”

Will Wilder quit as Sheffield United manager?

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Question marks about Wilder’s future have emerged after a poor season so far.

United take a break from Premier League action this weekend – which may be welcomed considering their form.

They are currently bottom of the table with just two points and no wins from 17 games.

Both the owner and chairman have backed Wilder and said he won’t be sacked. They recognise his remarkable achievement since taking charge in 2016.

Since then, the Blades have been promoted twice and achieved their highest league position since 1992.

But Wilder admits he’ll walk if he thinks it’s the right thing to do.

He also wants to be backed in the transfer market this month. The window is now open and Wilder wants to sign a left-sided defender and creative midfielder.

If that isn’t delivered by the club’s hierarchy, then he could also quit.

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