It is surely only a matter of time until Chris Wilder is linked with the Tottenham Hotspur job.
The Telegraph reports that Mauricio Pochettino is under pressure at Spurs and could face the sack if they lose their next match. Tottenham face rivals West Ham United at the London Stadium after the international break.
According to the newspaper, Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe, RB Leipzig’s Julian Nagelsmann and England manager Gareth Southgate are the favourites to replace Pochettino should he leave.
Yet we are counting down until a pundit suggests Wilder for the post at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
The Sheffield United chief has already been named as a potential at both Arsenal and Manchester United. Adrian Durham has since touted Wilder for the Everton job.
It is therefore not a stretch to think a pundit will raise the 52-year-old’s name in conversation about Pochettino’s successor.
Why Wilder could be linked with Tottenham
In fairness the Blades should be happy their manager is being thought of in such a way. Neither of the other two newly promoted bosses – Daniel Farke and Dean Smith – are being talked of in these terms.
But neither Norwich City or Aston Villa have made such an impressive start to the season. They currently sit bottom and 17th respectively after 12 games. Wilder’s men are fifth.
Not only that but they have the joint most clean sheets and second best defensive record in the division. They are also unbeaten in six away league outings – something which hasn’t been achieved by a newly promoted side in 25 years.
Arsenal, Man United and Tottenham are just some of the far more established top flight teams that are below the Blades as things stand.
Wilder has also been praised for his innovative tactics. The overlapping centre-back system has now become famous. Yet the movement, passing and teamwork shown by his players is increasingly fawned over.
Therefore it’s little wonder Wilder is being linked with some of the biggest managerial roles in the country.