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Exclusive: Pundit thinks Chris Wilder would accept Celtic job

Dean Windass has exclusively told Football FanCast that he doesn’t think Chris Wilder would turn down the Celtic job.

Wilder’s five-and-a-half year spell in charge of his boyhood club Sheffield United came to an end on Saturday after he was relieved of his duties with the Blades sat rock-bottom of the Premier League and a huge 13 points from safety.

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But the Bramall Lane outfit have been at the foot of the standings for the majority of the campaign, with a breakdown in his relationship with the club’s owner cited as the reason for Wilder’s sudden departure – with United’s relegation back to the Championship almost inevitable.

Wilder took Sheffield United from midtable in League One to their highest Premier League finish last term, working on one of the smallest budgets in the topflight.

Just hours after the 54-year-old left Bramall Lane, a flurry of bets saw him backed into the favourite to become the next Celtic manager following the sacking from Celtic Park last month.

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And Windass reckons that Wilder would jump at the chance to make an instant return to management, especially with the Glasgow outfit just one victory away from securing a place in next season’s Champions League, providing Celtic safely navigate their way through the qualification stage.

He told Football FanCast:

“I think he will be looking to get back on the horse as quick as he can. If Celtic come knocking, Chrissy would never turn down the opportunity to work, especially after the year everyone has had. I’m sure that he’ll want to get back to work as quickly as possible.

“Who would turn Celtic down? If he got asked the question, I don’t think he’d turn it down.”

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