It is the first managerial departure of an unusually quiet top-flight season on that front.
SHEFFIELD, England — Sheffield United became the first Premier League club to fire its manager this season, with Paul Heckingbottom losing his job on Tuesday with the team in last place after 14 games of its first campaign back in England’s top division. The club’s Saudi owner, Prince Abdullah Bin Mosaad Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, took the unusual step of announcing the departure of Heckingbottom on a radio station, telling talkSPORT in Britain that Chris Wilder — the manager when Sheffield United w
The Blades dropped to the bottom of the Premier League after Saturday’s 5-0 defeat at Burnley.
Chris Wilder is set to replace Heckingbottom with the Blades rooted to the bottom of the Premier League