Sheffield United fans were celebrating yesterday following the decision to award Chris Wilder a new contract.
The Blades boss, along with trusted assistant, Alan Knill, has signed a new deal until 2024. Confirmed by the club, it means the Blades will also have the option of extending the deal by a further year if they like.
It’s something that has been a long time coming in a lot of Blades fans’ eyes. Wilder has led the club from the Wilderness in League One to now fifth in the Premier League.
Their win over West Ham last night, aided by VAR, was the icing on the cake to an excellent day for the club in general.
The Sheffield United fans, too, were quick to express their delight on Twitter about the news.
It seems that a new contract for Chris Wilder was the one they were truly waiting for this January…
Best signing of the decade already that! #twitterblades
— Rob Nicholson (@RobPNicholson) January 10, 2020
Very well deserved
— Scott Gretton (@ScottGretton) January 10, 2020
best signing possible ⚔️
— lucas (@SufcLucas) January 10, 2020
Hopefully he's paid well. Deserves every penny. Best manager we've ever had. 👏👏
— John Curtis (@Johncurtis1889) January 10, 2020
Fantastic!! There won’t be a better signing anywhere in the world this transfer window 🔴⚪️🔴⚪️
— Dave Wilson (@DaveWilson5209) January 10, 2020
Only 4 and a half years🤦!!! Well done Blades, best signing of the season. UTB ⚔️
— Dale Mellor (@dalemellor11) January 10, 2020
If carlsberg did managers. 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻. Qudos to the board.
— John Lambert (@TheRovingBlade) January 10, 2020
Don't think any signing is beating this
— Jamie Pedley (@PedleyJamie) January 10, 2020
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This is, as many of the tweets state, the best signing Sheffield United could possibly make.
Wilder has been nothing short of superb since arriving at Bramall Lane. The job, the style of play, and the way he’s transformed the whole club has been tremendous.
As long as Wilder is in charge of the club, the Blades should continue on an upward curve. A new contract for Chris Wilder is the least the club could have done.
With the ownership turmoil over – for the time being at least – Wilder will be able to concentrate on matters on the field. Fifth in the table, with a chance at even making the Champions League spots, means things can’t get much better as things stand.
Blades fans, then, will be hoping for another four-year period under Wilder very much akin to the three years they have just experienced.