Chronicle Live understands that the future of Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder will ‘become clearer‘ later this week. He is currently the odds-on favourite with Sky Bet to become the successor to Chris Coleman at the Stadium of Light.

Wilder is understood to be frustrated regarding a falling out behind the scenes behind senior figures at the club. Co-owners Kevin McCabe and HRH Prince Abdullah bin Mosaad bin Abdulaziz Al Saud are believed to have had a spat, leading to Wilder speaking out about the situation, and as such not being able to commit his immediate future to the Blades.

However, McCabe and Al Saud are set to meet together later in the week in London, this for the first time since their disagreement. After this, the future of Wilder, who is a boyhood Sheffield United supporter, who become a lot clearer. Should he move on, Sunderland are then expected to make their move for Wilder, who has won promotion as a manager as four of his previous clubs.

The breakdown between McCabe and Al Saud after Al Saud’s lawyers served a notice to McCabe to signal his intentions to gain outright control of the football club.

Given the falling out, Wilder feels as though he is unable to plan for the upcoming season. With him awaiting for this solution to be resolved, it could potentially leave the Bramall Lane club without a manager heading into the summer. He himself has admitted he might be forced into resigning if this cannot be rectified. Sunderland parted ways with Chris Coleman following relegation into League One. Stewart Donald is set to takeover the club, someone who knows Wilder from their time together at Oxford United.


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