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Chris Wilder leaves Sheffield Utd after nearly 5 years at the club

Sheffield United have announce that manager Chris Wilder has left the club after almost five years as manager of the club.

Wilder has left with the Blades bottom of the Premier League, with 14 points from 28 games.

The ex-Sheffield United defender became manager of the Yorkshire club in May 2016 and took them from League One to the Premier League in that time.

"Being manager of Sheffield United has been a special journey and one I'll never forget," said Wilder.

A statement from Sheffield United said he had left by mutual consent following discussions between the board and Wilder.

The club also confirmed Under-23s manager Paul Heckingbottom will take charge of the side for the rest of the season.

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