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Wilder in determined mood

17 May 2016

New boss Chris Wilder is clearly looking forward to the challenge of managing his boyhood club.


And the 48-year-old is 'determined' to enhance his 'progressive' managerial career upon his professional return to the steel city.


Speaking upon his appointment, Wilder said: "I want to be employed by this football club because of my record and the success I have enjoyed previously.


"But it does help that I understand the proud history and tradition of this place. I have been part of it twice before as a player and always will be as a supporter.


"It is a fantastic opportunity, I am determined; with the assistance of Alan (Knill) to turn our fortunes round and get this club back where it belongs.


"We had a fantastic time at Northampton and last season is one we will always remember, it was a phenomenal effort, but my career is progressive and I am ready for this next chapter."


The newly appointed Gaffer added: "I don't want a dismissal on my CV, I haven't got one but I am not scared of the challenge that lies in front of us.


"I have loved my time at every club I have been at and I have always left them in a better position than I found them. I have never been afraid of making the big decisions.


"This is a brave one, I could have easily moved elsewhere, I could have spoken to a couple of Championship clubs, but I wouldn't have slept at night knowing I had turned the Blades down."


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