The Englishman left Sheffield United some weeks ago and it was stated that there were certain disagreements with the club’s board in terms of transfers and recruitment. Wilder had helped the Blades climb up from League One to the Premier League during his stint at Bramall Lane.
Lee slammed the Blades for their decision to part with Wilder, describing as the best man for the job and stating he doesn’t care about the club anymore. He made it clear that he hopes that they get their next appointment wrong, too.
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In an interview with Football FanCast, he said: “If I’m being totally honest, I don’t care about Sheffield United, honestly I don’t. I think Chris Wilder was the best man for the job and they’ve sacked him.
“I think they absolutely got it wrong. I think he would have brought them straight back up, he understands the club and the players loved him.
“I half hope they get their next appointment wrong because I think it’s just a bad decision to get rid of him. What he’s done for that club as a player and a manager, he took that club from the bottom of League One to the Premier League in three years.”
While it shows how much credit Wilder deserves for the work he did at Bramall Lane, his exit came as a result of irreconcilable differences. It has been revealed that Wilder had offered to resign twice before and even demanded a severance package for his exit (as per Sky Sports).
But considering the work that he’d done at the club, he perhaps deserved more backing from the club’s owners and board. Reports suggested there was a gulf between the spending capacity of the Blades and the other clubs and this left Wilder frustrated.
So if the club’s owners had backed Wilder properly, he may have been in the job today and it is easy to see why Lee isn’t happy about this.