Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder has signed a new three-year contract, the Premier League club have announced.
Wilder guided the Blades back to the top flight last season following a 12-year exile after leading them to the League One title in his first season in charge.
Sheffield United chief executive Stephen Bettis told the club’s official website: “On behalf of the board, I’m delighted the formalities have been concluded and Chris has been rewarded.
Manager Chris Wilder has agreed terms and put pen-to-paper on a new three year contract ✍️
ONE. OF. OUR. OWN. 🔴
— Sheffield United (@SUFC_tweets)July 9, 2019
“Chris signing a new contract underpins everything we are attempting to do at Bramall Lane.
“He’s been the catalyst for our success over the past few years, he is a driven individual and his focus since promotion was secured has been preparing the club for the Premier League.”
Wilder started his professional career at Bramall Lane in 1986 as a right back and spent six years at the club, including loan spells at Walsall, Charlton and Leyton Orient.
He returned to the Steel City in 1998 for a brief spell.
🏆 LMA Manager of the Year.
🏆 LMA Sky Bet Championship Manager of the Year.
🏆 EFL Manager of the Year.
🏆EFL Sky Bet Championship Manager of the Year.
✅ Promotion to the@premierleague.
Chris Wilder 👏🏻pic.twitter.com/SRQgW4kYzi
— Sheffield United (@SUFC_tweets)May 15, 2019
Wilder took charge at his boyhood club in 2016 after the exit of Nigel Adkins and engineered a return to the Championship.
The 51-year-old secured automatic promotion to the Premier League this season and won the LMA Manager of the Year award.