Sunderland target Chris Wilder will reportedly sign new Sheffield United deal

Sheffield manager Chris Wilder celebrates after winning the Sky Bet Championship match between Reading and Sheffield United at Madejski Stadium on February 27, 2018 in Reading, England.

Sunderland have been linked with Chris Wilder of Sheffield United.

Chris Wilder manager of Sheffield United has a drink during the Sky Bet Championship match between Reading and Sheffield United at Madejski Stadium on February 27, 2018 in Reading, England.

Sheffield United manager and reported Sunderland target Chris Wilder will sign a new contract with the Blades, according to Sky Sports.

It has been reported that Wilder will put pen to paper on an improved extended contract at Championship club United.

According to Sky Sports, Sunderland, who got relegated from the Championship to League One at the end of the season, are interested in appointing the former Northampton Town boss as their manager.

Chris Wilder, Manager of Sheffield United looks on prior to the Sky Bet Championship match between Sheffield United and Queens Park Rangers at Bramall Lane on February 20, 2018 in...

Always a long shot

Wilder is one of the best managers in the Championship, and it was always going to be hard for Sunderland to tempt him to move to the Stadium of Light this summer.

After all, leaving a club who narrowly missed out on a place in the Championship playoffs for a team in League One is not exactly career-enhancing, is it?

Sheffield United Manager Chris Wilder during the Sky Bet Championship match between Norwich City and Sheffield United at Carrow Road on January 20, 2018 in Norwich, England.

The Black Cats should not be too disheartened if Wilder remains at United. There is still enough time for the former Premier League club to make a sensible managerial appointment and make good signings in the summer transfer window.

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