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Sheffield United: Alex Crook claims Slavisa Jokanovic and Chris Wilder could take over

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TalkSport insider Crook has dropped two names that could be about to take over at Sheffield United.

With this season winding down and Sheffield ’s place in the Championship for next season having been secured for some time now, one of the main things the need to focus on is who is going to be in charge of the team next season, with Paul Heckingbottom currently only in charge on an interim basis following the dismissal of Chris Wilder.

And speaking on the TalkSport Gameday podcast (39:57), Crook name-dropped Sheffield-based journalist Alan Biggs and relayed two names that the were reportedly looking at bringing in this summer, including one that would be rather familiar to Blades fans:

“Our TalkSport colleague Alan Biggs told me this weekend that Slavisa Jokanovic is a possible contender to be their which would, for me be a good appointment, someone who knows his way out of the Championship.

“He also said that Chris Wilder wouldn’t be completely against going back there if they could patch up their differences, so watch this space.”

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Either way, the two candidates would certainly bring some promotion credibility with them. Wilder of course took the Blades up in 2019, whilst Jokanovic did the same with Watford in 2015 and Fulham in 2018 and that is exactly who the should be targeting.

They need someone who they know has the ability to get teams promoted and that also could be around to start something long-term, which at the respective ages of 53 and 52, Wilder and Jokanovic could be for them.

Although you’d imagine that there would have to be a lot of reconciling going on if they were to approach Wilder for the role given how their relationship ended the first time around.

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