Chris Wilder could be set for a quick return to football management, with West Brom set to offer him a route back into the dugout.
An exclusive report from the Daily Star claims that the Baggies are set to offer Wilder the job of replacing Sam Allardyce in the summer. The West Brom board are said to be accepting they will be playing Championship football next term, meaning Allardyce will leave.
And the Daily Star now suggest Wilder will be the man to take them forward.
His success with the Blades, where he led United to two promotions in three seasons before securing a ninth place Premier League finish, hasn’t gone unnoticed by clubs around England.
Indeed, links to West Brom should be no surprise, either. Just a few years back there was murmurings of Albion being interested in Wilder.
It seems, then, that the Baggies are simply backing up old interest and looking to steal a march on what is expected to be a host of clubs who will be interested in Wilder.
Chris Wilder to West Brom – It makes sense, but should he aim higher?
There won’t be a Sheffield United fan out there who doesn’t wish Chris Wilder success going forward. Yes, the break up with the club has left a sour taste, but Blades fans want Wilder to do well.
Whether West Brom is the ideal club for him is up for debate. He could well lead them to promotion. In fact, he’d probably get that squad of players steaming the Championship.
But surely Wilder will be looking for a Premier League role? He’s earned his stars in the lower leagues and now deserves another shot at the big time.
If he bides his time a bit, that job might just come up for him in the summer.