In an exclusive interview with Football FanCast, Rob Lee, who made 280 Premier League appearances during his career, admits he is not bothered who is the next Sheffield United manager after Chris Wilder’s exit.
As a player, Chris Wilder made 105 appearances for the Blades, before guiding them from League One to ninth in the Premier League as a manager in just three years.
The Blades’ top scorer this season, David McGoldrick, has revealed they only found out about Wilder’s departure via social media, such was the chaos at Sheffield United during those 48 hours of uncertainty.
Wilder had been manager at Bramall Lane since 2016 when he replaced Nigel Adkins, however he only managed to get one point from his first four games, but still ended up on 100 points and as League One champions.
Speaking on his displeasure towards Sheffield United after they parted ways with one of their best managers ever, Lee told FFC:
“If I’m being totally honest, I don’t care about Sheffield United, honestly I don’t. I think Chris Wilder was the best man for the job and they’ve sacked him.
“I think they absolutely got it wrong. I think he would have brought them straight back up, he understands the club and the players loved him.
“I half hope they get their next appointment wrong because I think it’s just a bad decision to get rid of him. What he’s done for that club as a player and a manager, he took that club from the bottom of League One to the Premier League in three years.”
Chris Wilder has been linked with the vacant Celtic job in recent days as they look to regain the Scottish Premiership title from rivals Rangers next season.
The 53-year old was a Sheffield United fan as well as manager and the club may find it difficult to replace him.