5 top managers including Lampard are in race to replace sacked Premier League manager

5 top managers including Lampard are in race to replace sacked Premier League manager

- Chris Wilder sacking as Sheffield United manager has left the managerial position at Bramall Lane open

- Top managers including Lampard, Benitez, Cocu and others have been linked to the vacant position

- The Blades are bottom of the Premier League table and are destined to get relegated from the topflight division

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Sheffield United's sacking of Chris Wilder has opened speculation on who is to become the next manager at the Premier League club.

The Blades are destined for the drop and have parted ways with their manager Wilder who earned them promotion into the English topflight division in 2019.

Former Lincoln and Huddersfield gaffer Danny Cowley has been tipped as a favourite to land the job at Bramall Lane.

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The 42-year-old was relieved of his duties last July by Huddersfield after just 10 months in charge of the Championship side.

Ex-West Brom manager Slaven Bilic who was sacked in the early parts of the current campaign is also in the running for the vacant position.

Eddie Howie who helped Bournemouth gain promotion in the 2014-15 season is the third top contender for the Sheffield United job.

5 top managers including Lampard are in race to replace sacked Premier League manager
FrankLampard and Rafa Benitez are in race to replace sacked Premier League manager. Photo by Visual China Group
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Ex-Chelsea managerFrank Lampard is behind former Swansea City boss Garry Monk among the pack gunning for Blades' job.

Others are Aston Villa's assistant coach John Terry, Rafa Benitez, Philip Cocu and Alan Pardew.

Sheffield United are already planning for life in the Championships as Saudi owner Prince Abdullah wants an immediate replacement for Wilder.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Sheffield United have sacked their manager Chris Wilder with 10 Premier League games left to be played this season.

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The Blades have won just four Premier League games this campaign - leaving them 20th on the table with 14 points.

And they are hoping they can avoid relegation at the end of the season with the decision regarding the 53-year-old.

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