Sheffield United have been one of the surprise packages in the Championship this season, maintaining an impressive level of consistency which has given them a real chance of a return to the Premier League.
It’s been an excellent campaign for the club so far and it’s been recognised by manager Chris Wilder receiving the Manager of the Year award for the Championship by the EFL.
Blades fans took to Twitter to hail their manager in response, as one individual claimed he needed a ten-year contract for his efforts this season. Another said he was their favourite manager the club has ever had.
A host of fans took the opportunity to laud him as one of their own whilst one tweet claimed the 51-year-old was a genius and had given the club’s identity back.
The Blades boss had two spells with the club in his playing days and was then given the chance to manage the club in 2016.
Here’s how Sheffield United fans shared their adulation.
He’s one of our own ⚔️⚔️⚔️⚔️
— Joeeeeee Robinson (@theonejrobinson) March 26, 2019
Give him a pay rise and a new 10yr contract
— CW (@wadeyc84) March 26, 2019
What a bloke, richly deserved…
— Alistair Bayliss (@AllyBayliss) March 26, 2019
Absolutely amazing, and comes as no surprise to us Blades. He’s a genius and got us our club and identity back. Thoroughly deserved ⚔?
— Karen (@KW04) March 26, 2019
Top manager but we all knew that!! One of our own!
— TheBlades (@skibumg) March 26, 2019
The king of Sheffield
— L JD (@8LAD35) March 26, 2019
Love this bloke. My favourite manager of Blades ever. Going to be heartbroken when he leaves.
— John Curtis (@Johncurtis1889) March 26, 2019