Celtic supporters respond to Chris Wilder speculation

By Euan Davidson

March 12, 2021

Earlier today, we reported that Chris Wilder could be in the frame to replace Neil Lennon at Celtic.

The former Sheffield United manager left his job today after nearly 5 years with the Blades [BBC]. Wilder took Sheffield United to the Premier League and ensured safety after an impressive return to the top-flight.

Ultimately, the wheels have come off for Wilder and Sheffield United. They sit bottom of the Premier League, 12 points adrift of safety.

Having taken the historic club from the doldrums of League One to wins against Manchester United, he can leave Sheffield United with his head held high. Despite the disappointment of this season, Wilder cannot be blamed entirely. While owner Prince Abdullah funded a decent 2020 summer spend, on paper, many signings haven’t worked out.

Spending £5m on ex-Celtic man Oliver Burke hasn’t worked, while another Scotland international, Oli McBurnie, was signed for a whopping £20m by Wilder in 2019 [BBC].

Chris Wilder, having zero fun / (Photo by Mike Egerton – Pool/Getty Images)

Mixed signals from Celtic supporters over Chris Wilder

Celtic fans have been quick to respond to the Wilder speculation.


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