Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder has emerged as a potential candidate to become the next manager of Middlesbrough, according to a report by the Express & Star.
Middlesbrough are still looking for a new manager after parting company with Tony Pulis last month, after the team missed out on the Championship play-offs.
Wilder was able to guide Sheffield United to automatic promotion from the Championship last season, just two years after helping the Blades win League One.
This latest report states that Middlesbrough are keeping a close on eye on Wilder’s situation at Sheffield United, with the Blades boss frustrated with the lack of assurances over his transfer budget for the summer.
So, would Wilder be a good appointment for Middlesbrough? We discuss…
“He’d be the perfect man for the job.
“Wilder has already shown that he can lead a side to the Premier League on a relatively tight budget.
“If he joined Boro, then I have no doubt in saying that they would finish inside the top six.
“Although I would be stunned if he was to leave Sheffield United in favour of a move to the Riverside.”
“This would, quite simply, be a remarkable appointment for Middlesbrough.
“Not only because Wilder is such a good manager, but it would be a real coup if they were to lure him away from Bramall Lane.
“I highly, highly doubt that he would leave his club, Sheffield United, straight after guiding them to the Premier League, but stranger things have happened.”
“This would be an excellent appointment for Middlesbrough, but I would be very surprised to see it happen.
“Wilder did a fantastic job at Sheffield United last season and I’m sure he’d fancy his chances of being able to to take Middlesbrough to the Premier League next season.
“However, I’d be totally shocked to see him turn down the chance to manage his boyhood club in the Premier League, in favour of another season in the Championship.”