Robbie Savage thinks Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder deserves a “crack at one of the top jobs”.
Writing in his Mirror column, Savage also believes that Wilder is once again a contender for the LMA Manager of the Year award.
The Blades boss beat the likes of Pep Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp to the prestigious gong in 2018/19 after winning promotion from the Championship.
And after a fantastic start to United’s first Premier League season in 12 years, Savage says Wilder deserves similar recognition.
“If Sheffield United stay up, playing the same brand of football, he will be a contender for the same award again,” the former midfielder wrote.
“I am in no hurry to tout Wilder for other people’s posts, but given the Blades’ flying start back in the top flight, I have to ask the question.
“How long is it before Chris Wilder gets a crack at one of the top jobs?
“If he was in charge of a side playing with such style and a mean defensive record in Europe, clubs over here would be falling over themselves to land him.”
Why Robbie Savage thinks he should get a “top job”
The Blades’ 1-1 draw at Tottenham Hotspur at the weekend moved them up to fifth heading into the international break. They are unbeaten away from home this season and have 17 points after 12 games.
United have also conceded only nine goals during that time – a record only bettered by Leicester City in the division. Meanwhile, their five clean sheets is the joint best alongside Leicester and Manchester City.
All of that while playing an aesthetically pleasing brand of football that has earned Wilder and his players plenty of plaudits.