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Report says Sheffield United will sack Wilder, but friend Cascarino backs him to stay

Sheffield United are getting ready to sack Chris Wilder this summer, according to The Sun.

The exclusive report says that both parties are ready for a change at the end of this season.

It comes after claims that the relationship with Wilder and the board has reached breaking point.

That, coupled with the Blades’ poor performances on the pitch this term, is said to be leading to a change of management.

Wilder is frustrated with the lack of communication with the ownership. As well as the fact he wasn’t backed in the January transfer window.

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Apparently the United boss wanted to recruit to make a final push at avoiding relegation. But no new signings arrived.

There certainly seems to be some tension, judging by what Wilder has said in recent press conferences.

The 53-year-old says the squad need to be kept together in order to make a push for immediate promotion back to the Premier League in 2021/22.

Wilder also criticised the delay in completing the club’s new training facilities.

Cascarino doesn’t think Wilder will get the sack

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Pundit Tony Cascarino – who is also a friend of the Blades manager – thinks Wilder will still be in charge next campaign.

“I think he’ll get the chance to be a Championship manager with Sheff U and bring them back,” Cascarino said on talkSPORT.

“He’s been in football (management) 20 years and this is the worst year he’s had.”

This assessment by Cascarino is in line with another report this weekend from The Telegraph.

They claim that Wilder will be backed and has already approved pre-season plans ahead of a likely return to the second tier.

This seems to tally with his post-match comments following Saturday’s defeat to Southampton. Wilder spoke of some players needing to leave this summer to shake things up.

That doesn’t sound like a man getting ready to leave.

Likewise, owner Prince Abdullah publicly backed Wilder back in December.

“I believe in him,” the Saudi prince told BBC Radio Sheffield.

“I believe if the worst comes to the worst and we get relegated, he’ll be the manager to take us back quickly.”

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