Dean Windass said exclusively Football FanCast that he didn’t think Chris Wilder would turn down the Celtic post.
Wilder’s five-and-a-half-year tenure at the helm of his childhood club Sheffield United ended on Saturday after being dismissed from his post with the Blades at the lowest in the Premier League and 13 points safe.
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But Bramall Lane’s outfit has been at the foot of the league table for most of the campaign, with a breakdown in his relationship with the club owner cited as the reason for Wilder’s sudden departure – with United’s relegation to the league almost inevitable. .
Wilder took Sheffield United from the Ligue 1 median table to their highest Premier League final last season, working on one of the top flight’s smallest budgets.
Just hours after the 54-year-old left Bramall Lane, a wave of betting saw him return to the frontrunner to become Celtic’s next manager after Celtic Park was sacked last month.
And Windass reckons Wilder would jump at the chance to make an instant return to management, especially with Glasgow’s single-win roster to secure a place in the Champions League next season, allowing Celtic to make your way safely through the qualifying phase.
He said Football FanCast:
“I think he will try to come back as quickly as possible. If Celtic came knocking on the door Chrissy would never turn down the opportunity to work, especially after the year everyone has had. I’m sure he’ll want to get back to work as quickly as possible.
“Who would refuse Celtic? If he was asked the question, I don’t think he would refuse it.