Sheffield United next manager odds: Neil Lennon, Eddie Howe & Frank Lampard in the mix to replace Chris Wilder

SHEFFIELD UNITED are expected to announce the departure of manager Chris Wilder today.

And there's no shortage of candidates to replace the 53-year-old at Bramall Lane with Neil Lennon, Eddie Howe and Frank Lampard all in the picture.


The Blades are rock-bottom of the Premier League having scored a paltry 16 goals and collected just four top-flight wins all season.

The Yorkshire club are 13 points adrift from safety with 10 games of the season remaining and look certain for relegation to the Championship.

Last week's defeat to Southampton saw them become only the second English top-flight team to lose 22 of their first 28 games in a season.

And despite guiding them from League One to the Premier League during his five years in charge – Wilder will leave his boyhood club.

Sheffield United next manager odds – Betfair

  • Paul Heckingbottom 2/1
  • Neil Lennon 4/1
  • Eddie Howe 9/2
  • Frank Lampard 11/2
  • Slavan Bilic 11/2
  • Gary Monk 7/1
  • Danny Cowley 7/1
  • David Wagner 11/1
  • John Terry 14/1

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It's believed there are major issues between Wilder and owner Prince Abdullah, who feels his heavy investment on the likes of Rhian Brewster and Oli McBurnie was not spent wisely.

However, Wilder doesn't think he was given enough to bolster his ranks.

Paul Heckingbottom will be installed as Sheffield United's caretaker boss ahead of this weekend's clash with Leicester.

And the former Barnsley, Leeds and Hibernian manager leads the betting market for a permanent appointment at 2/1 with Betfair.

Sacked Celtic boss Neil Lennon is the second favourite at 4/1.

Free agent Eddie Howe, who won the Championship title with Bournemouth in 2014-15, is available at 9/2.

Axed Chelsea boss Frank Lampard is further back at 11/2, locked together with former Baggies coach Slaven Bilic.

Garry Monk is offered at 7/1 with Betfair, while former Lincoln and Huddersfield gaffer Danny Cowley is the same price.

Cowley, 42, is also a free agent having been sacked by the Terriers in July after 10 months in charge of the Championship club.

David Wagner and John Terry complete the field, priced at 11/1 and 14/1 respectively.


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