Outspoken TalkSport regular and former Crystal Palace chairman, Simon Jordan, has been having a dig at former Sheffield United boss, Chris Wilder, once again.
Jordan was unimpressed with Wilder when he left Sheffield United last year. The TalkSport man slammed Wilder for his ‘tone’ of interviews while in charge of the Blades, and then backed Prince Abdullah in the aftermath of Wilder’s exit.
Wilder, now the boss of Middlesbrough, is long gone from Bramall Lane but interest still remains in his whereabouts and how he does in management. Indeed, many a Blades fan still long to see him back at United one day. In recent days, though, Wilder is being linked with the job at Burnley after they sacked Sean Dyche.
However, in a bit of a rant on TalkSport this afternoon, the ever opinionated Jordan has harked back to Wilder’s time with the Blades as reasons for not being a fan of the former United boss.
“I’m not an admirer of Chris Wilder’s. I was an admirer of his when he took them (Sheffield United) from League One into the Premier League and managed well. And I loved his attitude and his disposition,” Jordan said.
“But then I watched him when times got tough. I watched him when he started to read his own press, about what he had done for Sheffield United the previous year and what sort of manager he was. I watched him suddenly disappear up his own backside. It’s really tarnished my view of him because I thought he was something different.”
Jordan was speaking about Wilder and those Burnley links. He was upset with Wilder for not outright denying anything could happen, and insisted that Wilder will indeed end up at Burnley.
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Wow. What a bit of listening this is. Jordan doesn’t hold back here at all and he is clearly annoyed at what he perceives to be Wilder jumping ship at Bramall Lane.
In fairness, the ship sailed a long time ago with Wilder and most Blades fans. Some hold that opinion of Jordan, while some feel Wilder is untouchable as Blades boss and was ousted unfairly.
Whatever your opinion is, you can’t deny Wilder’s exit divided the Bramall Lane fanbase. Times have moved on, as we all know, but Jordan’s comments here drag up some of that old feeling among some supporters.