sport news First sacking of the Premier League season is CONFIRMED as Paul Heckingbottom ... trends now

sport news First sacking of the Premier League season is CONFIRMED as Paul Heckingbottom ... trends now
sport news First sacking of the Premier League season is CONFIRMED as Paul Heckingbottom ... trends now

sport news First sacking of the Premier League season is CONFIRMED as Paul Heckingbottom ... trends now

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Sheffield United have sacked manager Paul Heckingbottom after their disastrous 5-0 defeat at Burnley on Saturday - with Chris Wilder set to return to the club. 

The result was the Blades' 11th defeat in their opening 14 league matches this term, and leaves them bottom of the table on just five points, four adrift of safety.

Heckingbottom is the first Premier League manager to be sacked this season, with Sheffield United facing a potential return to the Championship.

The 46-year-old guided the club to promotion last season, but his team have looked prime candidates for relegation throughout the first four months of the current campaign.

As Mail Sport reported back in October and again on Sunday, former boss Chris Wilder is set to return to the Blades, following Heckingbottom's departure - with Sheffield United owner Prince Abdullah confirming as such on talkSPORT on Tuesday morning.

Sheffield United have sacked manager Paul Heckingbottom after their disastrous 5-0 loss at Burnley on Saturday afternoon

The Blades were humiliated at Turf Moor against a Burnley side that had lost the previous four games and won just once this season in the Premier League

The Blades were humiliated at Turf Moor against a Burnley side that had lost the previous four games and won just once this season in the Premier League 

Chris Wilder is now set to return to the Blades amid their ongoing relegation battle

Chris Wilder is now set to return to the Blades amid their ongoing relegation battle

 'Yes [I have made the decision],' he said confirming the news about Heckingbottom's sacking.

'Chris is practically an honour of the club, he's part of Sheffield United history. One thing I always like to do, not just in football but all of my businesses, is to keep a good relationship with my ex-employees no matter how it ended, I think you should get over it.

'At the end of the day we're all passionate about what we do and we believe Chris is the right man for the job. Chris has done great things for the club and in my opinion he's the best guy on planet earth to take over the club

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