There may still be a glimmer of hope for West Bromwich Albion and Middlesbrough in their alleged pursuit of the Sheffield United manager, Chris Wilder.
But it was later claimed by The Sun on Sunday that the lifelong Sheffield United fan would snub any West Brom approach in favour of signing a new Blades contract.
More than a week later, however, that has yet to happen.
And, according to The Star, it was suggested in court on Monday that Wilder is 'not going to stay' if the ongoing case between the Sheffield United co-owners, Kevin McCabe and Prince Abdullah bin Musa'ad bin Abdul Aziz, is won by the latter, owing to his relationship with the former.
Wilder has taken the Blades from the middle of League One to the Premier League in his three seasons in charge at Bramall Lane.
And his economic use of funds en route should appeal to any Championship club currently without a manager, such as West Brom or Middlesbrough.
The pair have been without permanent managers for three and one month(s), respectively.
Could Wilder leave Sheffield United for West Brom or Middlesbrough?
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