Wilder led Sheffield United all the way to the Premier League from League One, having taken over the reins at Bramall Lane in 2016, but departed in March, with his club enduring a dreadful top flight campaign that has calumniated in them being relegated.

 

The Blades had a stellar 2019/20 league campaign, finishing ninth in their first season back in the top flight, but struggled to reach the same heights in the second term.

 

 

Leeds boss Bielsa expressed his sympathy to Wilder, as he did not receive the opportunity to create more history with Sheffield United by possibly leading them back into the Premier League next season.

 

Bielsa acknowledged how great of a manager Wilder was at Bramall Lane, guiding them back to the top tier of English football and then leading them to a top ten finish.

 

 

“Now we’re on the subject [of relegation], I would like to recognise Sheffield United”, Bielsa said at a press conference.

 

“A great manager who produced all of that.

 

 

“I regret he could not continue his job and he could not attempt a new story with this club, to have got them promoted after dropping back to the Championship.

 

“Football is very hard when it comes to getting what you deserve.”

 

Leeds will look to avoid the same fate that has befallen their neighbours and will be determined to push on and better their top flight fortunes from this season next term.