Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder has agreed to a long-term contract extension, which will see him remain at the club until the summer of 2024. The club will have the option to renew for an additional year, too.
“Naturally, I’m delighted to sign a new deal until 2024 and commit to the club that is close to my heart,” Wilder told the club’s official website.
“I am grateful to Prince Abdullah for taking the initiative and offering this contract, we’ve had a great few years and hopefully we can continue the upward curve. Let’s see how far we can go on this journey.”
The Blades are Chris Wilder’s boyhood club
The 52-year old manager played for Sheffield United twice during his playing career. He started his professional career at United in 1986 and stayed there until 1992. He would return to Bramall Lane for the 1998/99 season. Wilder managed to play 105 games for the Blades, in total.
As a manager, he took the wheel in 2016, following Nigel Adkins’s departure. Since then he has guided his team from League One to the Premier League, where they have been demonstrating some impressive performances this season.
The owner of the club Prince Abdullah was also happy to comment on the news.
“Chris has played an integral role in our recent and current success and we want him at the helm in the future, driving us forward, hence the new long-term contract,” he said.
“He is a dynamic leader, with whom the supporters connect and it is important that we have someone of his stature leading this club on the field. Securing the signature of Chris was paramount and underpins all the plans we have for the club over the next few years.”