Manager Chris Wilder has been urged not to leave Sheffield United for another Premier League club – with West Ham United reportedly keen.
The Hammers are considering Wilder as a replacement for Manuel Pellegrini should they decide to sack the Chilean. Having previously claimed the Blades boss was “in their crosshairs”, the Mirror now reports West Ham are “pessimistic” about landing the 52-year-old.
Instead, David Moyes has emerged as the new favourite to succeed Pellegrini. Moyes has been without a job since leaving the London Stadium at the end of the 2017/18 season.
Chris Hughton – another free agent after being dismissed by Brighton and Hove Albion – is someone else on their wish list.
Why Wilder should not become West Ham manager
The Blades have made an excellent start to their first top flight campaign in 12 years. As a result, Wilder has been touted with several jobs.
Before Tottenham Hotspur sacked Mauricio Pochettino and appointed Jose Mourinho, pundit Paul Merson said he would be good for the Spurs job. Merson also linked Wilder with Arsenal.
Meanwhile, talkSPORT presenter Adrian Durham has previously suggested him for Everton.
Yet West Ham are seemingly the only club so far to have genuinely considered Wilder. However, Ian Holloway doesn’t think a move from Bramall Lane is the right choice currently.
“If he does want to step up then if I was one of the top clubs in the Premier League I would definitely be looking at him,” Holloway wrote in his The Sack Race column.
“However, I would stress to Wilder: ‘why ruin a good thing that you’ve got going at the moment’.
“It’s his hometown club. For him there’s no better job anywhere else in the world at the minute.
“It would be lovely if he stays there and builds the club into something special.”