Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder should be considered for the vacant Leicester City position.

That is according to Shaun Custis of The Sun, who was speaking on Sky Sports’ Sunday Supplement at the weekend.

Leicester are on the search for a new boss after sacking Claude Puel on Saturday. It followed the 4-1 Premier League home defeat to Crystal Palace.

Who will now succeed Puel was being discussed by leading football journalists on Sky Sports’ programme. And Custis thinks Wilder might be the ideal candidate.

“They’re the type of club that you wonder if they’ll take a chance on a Championship manager like Chris Wilder at Sheffield United,” he said.

“It’s a bit of a gamble, but is it really? I think it’s a bit of a shot to nothing. Let’s see what a talented Championship manager could do with this side.”

Why Wilder?

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It should come as no surprise to Blades fans if their manager is being considered for the Foxes job. After all, Wilder has been a huge success since taking charge at Bramall Lane in 2016.

That first season the boyhood United fan got the club promoted from League One after six years in the division with 100 points. The next year they finished 10th in the Championship having challenged for a playoff place for much of the campaign.

With 11 matches left to play this time around, Wilder’s men are second in the table and among the genuine promotion contenders. By May they could be a Premier League team for the first time in 12 years.

Added to that the fact Wilder won promotion with Northampton Town the year before coming to the Blades and it’s easy to see why he’s hot property.

No United supporter would want to see him leave and it would be difficult to tempt him away. Yet the fact Wilder is in the conversation is a compliment to his talents.

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