Jamie O’Hara has claimed that he would love to see Sheffield United’s Chris Wilder be given a chance as Tottenham manager in the future.
Wilder has done a gigantic job as Sheffield United boss guiding them from League One to the Premier League, with his team currently sat seventh in the top-flight table after a remarkable season so far.
The 52-year-old has helped the Blades make quite the impact on their return to the Premier League, with a side that is filled with an incredible work-rate and one that also allows its defenders to push high up the pitch.
Ex-Spurs midfielder O’Hara has explained that he would love to see the Englishman appointed at his former club if current boss Jose Mourinho fails.
Mourinho enjoyed a strong start as Spurs manager following his appointment last November, but results have become inconsistent and his team now sit ninth in the league table despite reaching a Champions League final last season.
“If Tottenham don’t sort things out with Mourinho I would have Chris Wilder at Spurs any day of the week,” O’Hara said, as quoted by talkSPORT’s Instagram account.
“He gets the best out of good players imagine if he could get the best out of world-class players. Don’t underestimate what he’s done there at Sheffield because he’s turned average players or good players into top seven Premier League stars. I would love him at Tottenham one day.”
There is no doubt that Mourinho is a man under pressure from supporters, as his side have started to lose their spark in the final third and are now at risk of playing no European football next season.
Spurs will surely give the experienced Portuguese coach longer to try make his impact on a group of players that were already beginning to decline under Mauricio Pochettino, so to consider any future managers may be slightly premature.
But the job that Wilder has done at Bramall Lane in recent years with Sheffield United is remarkable and he deserves to at least be in the conversation the next time a big job comes up.