Journalist Derek McGregor has talked about Chris Wilder and why he should be considered as an option by Celtic.
McGregor appeared as a guest on the latest episode of The Celtic Huddle podcast and the panel talked about numerous issues involving the Parkhead-based side.
They discussed many managerial options for the Hoops and McGregor dropped his verdict on Wilder and why the Hoops should appoint him or at least interview him.
The journalist believes that while 53-year-old Wilder may not be as exciting an appointment as Eddie Howe or Roy Keane, he’s a proven manager.
Wilder left Sheffield United some weeks ago and it was stated that there were disagreements with the board regarding transfers. Blades owner Prince Abdullah has claimed that Wilder had offered to resign from the club twice and he demanded a high pay-off fee.
Should the Celtic board interview Chris Wilder?
McGregor talked about Wilder and he believes that the Englishman should be someone that the Hoops should try to interview for the managerial role at Parkhead.
The journalist said: “I personally think that Chris Wilder is someone who’s worth definitely interviewing. I think he’s a very good manager. I think while he doesn’t quite have maybe the excitement attached to him as you would [with] a Keane or Howe, I think Chris Wilder is a solid, proven manager who could do well up here.”
TIF Thoughts on Chris Wilder…
Wilder has managed at various levels of English football and during his time at Bramall Lane, he helped the Blades climb up from League One to the Premier League.
It shows that Wilder is certainly a seasoned veteran and considering how he helped Sheffield United finish as high as ninth in the Premier League last season, he’s a quality manager as well.
While he did leave the club, it was because of disagreements with the club’s board. So perhaps, if his next club can back him properly, Wilder can be a good choice. And if Celtic can do that, he could be a good option for them too.