The Sheffield United board apparently still well behind Chris Wilder, with plans for pre-season already well underway, according to The Telegraph.
While there is an acceptance that there is some disagreement between the ownership and Wilder, the report claims that the board very much see Wilder as the man to take the Blades forward.
Pre-season plans are already in place – approved by Wilder – and it is claimed he will be able to have the final say over his squad for the Championship, if United are indeed relegated.
The news will come as a welcome relief for most Blades fans. Reports across national media yesterday seemed to indicate Wilder’s relationship had reached breaking point with the board and Prince Abdullah.
Those reports came in the wake of the Blades boss admitting he would stay with the club, if they ‘stuck to the plan’.
It seems, then, for now, that plan will be kept in place.
The board back Chris Wilder and rightly so
In fairness to Prince Abdullah, he did come out and publically back Wilder not so long ago. He clearly doesn’t want to lose his man.
However, there is also an acceptance among most Blades fans that things could have gone better this summer. Most of Wilder’s signings haven’t had the desired impact and some of his well known ‘punts’, haven’t quite got going.
That’s not to say they won’t be good players, but the likes of Brewster, Lowe, an Ramsdale are all still works in progress.
But it seems, for now at least, it’s good news and Blades fans can at least breathe that bit easier when it comes to Wilder’s future.