Date: 16th June 2017 at 2:42pm
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Sunderland are interested in appointing Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder as their new manager, according to HITC.

The Black Cats have identified Wilder as their next target after Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes turned down the opportunity to take over the club yesterday, instead favouring a stay in Scotland.

Now HITC has revealed that Wilder, who led Sheffield United to the League One title last season, is the man they want to lead them into their first season back in the Championship after relegation from the Premier League last season.

Wilder has already began his preparations for the new season at Bramall Lane and has been busy in the transfer window, recruiting the likes of Nathan Thomas from Hartlepool, Enda Stevens from Portsmouth and George Baldock from MK Dons with more reportedly lined up.

A move to North East would be a surprise to many considering Wilder’s close relationship with the club and the fact that he still has two years remaining on his contract with The Blades.

Sunderland fans… Would Wilder be a good appointment? Are you concerned about the delay in appointing a new manager?

Sheffield United fans… Could Wilder leave the club? Is a move away from Bramall Lane highly unlikely? Let us know what you think in the comments below!