Lots of Newcastle United fans have been talking about Chris Wilder and the idea of him managing the Magpies.
Football Daily recently relayed a video of Sky Sports journalist Tim Thornton talking about Wilder and his situation at Sheffield United, following the announcement that he was set to leave the Premier League strugglers.
Thornton claimed that Wilder wanted to bring in three new signings at the club in January and had put names forward to the Blades board, but those signings never happened.
Would Chris Wilder be a good choice for NUFC?
This tweet was shared by NUFC360, stating that Wilder would ‘fit perfectly’ at Newcastle. Many Toon fans flocked to this post and made their views clear about Wilder.
What do Newcastle fans make of Chris Wilder?
“Wouldn’t touch him with a barge pole. He did wonders with the squad he had but it was his failings in the transfer market that sees them where they are. Can imagine the look on Ashley’s face when he asks him for 25 million for Marko Grujic.“
“Their wage bill is less than a bunch of championship squads. Last season it was 3x less than Burnleys and 4x less than Newcastle. What Wilder did last season was akin to a miracle. He’s been a really good manager for quite a long time at a few clubs.”
Wilder has been at Sheffield United since 2016 and has a points-per-match tally is 1.59. He has previously managed Northampton Town and Oxford United (as per Transfermarkt).
Under Wilder, Sheffield United have risen from League One to the Premier League and finished ninth in the division last season (as per Transfermarkt).
“He’s made some dodgy signings but he’s better than Bruce.”
There is a mixed reaction to the idea of Newcastle potentially hiring Wilder as their manager, with some of the fans happy with the idea.
Wilder has managed at various levels of English football and even at Northampton, he had a decent points-per-match ratio. Wilder also brings an innovative playing style to the table, as he uses an overlapping centre-backs tactic to catch the opposition off-guard.
While Sheffield United are rock-bottom in the league this season, Thornton does mention that he wasn’t given the players he wanted. So if a club like Newcastle can provide him the right resources, perhaps Wilder could be a good option for them.