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Too good to turn down - Wilder

13 May 2016

Chris Wilder met the media for first time as Blades boss on Friday.


Less than 24 hours after being announced as United's new manager, the Sheffielder, a two-time former Blades player sat alongside co-owner Kevin McCabe and new assistant manager Alan Knill at Bramall Lane.


Here's a taste of what Wilder, 48, had to say: "I had a fantastic period at my old club and an interesting season, but as soon as I heard of United's interest to my representative, the opportunity to lead this proud and historic club, one that I know very well through different angles, was too good to turn down.


"I'm delighted and honoured to be named the manager and grateful to the co-owners for the opportunity to get us back, moving in the right direction.


"There were other offers, even up until yesterday (Thursday), there were a couple of enquiries but when this club comes calling, there's only one decision - you only get the chance to manage this club once.


"My record is one of success on budgets which I have to work within, which I fully understand. I've been in the game a long time, I've had a grounding and I believe I am ready for the chance.


"This club has had a long time in this division and everyone wants the same thing, they should and will do whilst I'm in charge, we need to pull together. The target is to get out of the division, we will do our utmost to ensure that happens."