Chris Wilder is also on this list of those that have been linked to the job at St James’ Park, as the former Sheffield United manager has shown his capabilities up and down the divisions in England, most notably finishing ninth in the top flight in the 2019/20 season with the Blades, which was the Bramall Lane club’s highest finish since the 1991/92 campaign.
The 54-year-old currently manages Championship outfit Middlesbrough, who are pushing for the play-off places, following 14 wins in 27 matches at the Riverside club, including FA Cup wins over Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur.
As mentioned above, Wilder is a manager that has worked his way up the divisions, having started at the likes of Halifax Town, before moving to Oxford United, where he lead them to promotion via Conference Premier play-offs in 2010, before moving to Sixfields to Northampton Town where he won the League Two title with 99 points in 2015/16.
The former Oxford man was a huge fan favourite at Bramall Lane, having led the club from a mid-table position in League One, to the Premier League via two automatic promotions in 2016/17 and 2018/19 finishing ninth in their first season back in the top flight since 2006/07.
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