Sheffield United’s Chris Wilder: ‘I want to drive this club to the highest level’

Managing the team he supported as a boy could have made Chris Wilder cautious but his team play on the front foot – a no-nonsense approach that has taken the Blades to two points off the top of the Championship

For the past two years, Chris Wilder has been the best manager in England. Others have won trophies, promotions and set records but since the start of the 2015-16 season, no one has enjoyed as much consistent success.

In that time Wilder has taken charge of 107 games from which his teams have gathered 229 points. He has won two division titles, achieving one promotion with Northampton Town, a club that nearly went out of business and a second as the fifth manager in six years to try hauling Sheffield United out of League One. The bare facts are impressive but when context is added it starts to look miraculous.

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