It’s looking all the more inevitable that Sheffield United could have to face former manager Chris Wilder next season, with Fulham a likely destination now.
Wilder had been linked with the West Brom job for weeks before the Baggies decided to appoint Valerien Ismael last week. The now former Barnsley manager getting the nod in the end after leading the Reds to the top six last season.
But Wilder is already being linked with another Championship rival, this time in the form of Fulham. And that talk is set to intensify you feel after Scott Parker left the Cottagers to take over at Bournemouth last night.
It leaves Fulham looking for a new boss just six weeks before the new season begins. Swansea manager Steve Cooper – who Wilder had recommended to United’s board – is also being mentioned.
Parker’s departure comes after he failed to keep Fulham up. However, he is highly-thought of in the game it seems. The likes of Tottenham have been linked with him, although Daniel Levy opted against it in the end.
Most United fans thought Chris Wilder would have got a Premier League job in all honesty. While United were riding high, the likes of Everton were keen. And given the Toffees are still without a boss, it’s surprising they’ve not made a move.
Crystal Palace also have a vacant position. However, Steve Parish seems to be looking abroad, with Lucien Favre coming close to getting the job this week.
Fulham, then, could be a tempting project for Chris Wilder. We all want him to do well in his next step, albeit, not at the expense of United.
A move to Craven Cottage could tempt Wilder, though. He’ll no doubt be paid handsomely for a start, while Fulham will also spend if they can.
He’d also inherit a good squad of players. And we’ve all seen what Wilder can do when he gets a good squad behind him.