Sheffield United are ‘accepting relegation’ if they stick with Chris Wilder, says talkSPORT host Adrian Durham December 15, 2020 – Posted in: Soccer

talkSPORT host Adrian Durham says Sheffield United are ‘accepting relegation’ if they stick with under-fire manager Chris Wilder.

The Blades are bottom of the Premier League table with just a single point from 12 games.


Wilder and Sheffield United are in desperate need of three points

Wilder took his beloved club from League One to the Premier League within three years and guided them to a ninth-place finish in their first season back in the top-flight last term.

But he is struggling to repeat that form now and Durham fears Sheffield United could become the Premier League’s worst ever club, an unwanted record held by Derby, who amounted just 11 points in the 2007/08 season.

The talkSPORT host said on Drive: “If they do stick with Chris Wilder then they’re basically saying, ‘we’re absolutely fine with relegation’.

“Now, they may not go down under Chris Wilder, but it looks like they will go down under Chris Wilder. One point from 12 games is an absolute shocker.

“If they get to Christmas and they haven’t won a game then you’re fearing the worst for them. Could they even end up being the worst ever Premier League side?

“I just go back to Leicester when they won the title with [Claudio] Ranieri [in the 2015/16 season]; the next season they were Champions League quarter-finalists and they’re hurtling down the Premier League table.

Leeds fan Danny says that they’re in danger of getting relegated this season and big Sam Allardyce is the man to keep them in the Premier League

Sheffield United’s latest loss came in a 3-0 defeat by Southampton on Sunday


Sheffield United’s latest loss came in a 3-0 defeat by Southampton on Sunday

“They didn’t blink, they didn’t hesitate because they didn’t want to go down.

“They had no problem firing the manager who had just won them the Premier League and who was still in the Champions League. Leicester had no problem with that.

“We were all outraged for about a week and then they just carried on and life went on.

“So yes, I could understand the sentiment, but they are basically accepting relegation if they stick with Chris Wilder.”

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