When looking at the top managers in England over the last few years, there is no way you cannot mention current Sheffield United coach Chris Wilder. Wilder is set to win his second trophy in consecutive years after guiding Northampton Town to the League 2 title in the 2015/2016 season.
The heart of Northampton’s success last season was the passion and the tactics of the manager who played a huge role in not only saving the club from liquidation but handing the Cobblers their first trophy since the 1986/87 season. Unfortunately, since the departure of Chris Wilder, Northampton (under the helm of Rob Page and Justin Edinburgh) have struggled to keep a hold of the majority of the players who led them to success, but Wilder has continued to impress football fans across England.
The former defender took over the role as Sheffield United manager on the 12th of May 2016 with the task of getting the Blades back to the second division of English football. It didn’t go to plan at the beginning of the season with Sheffield United sitting at the foot of the table in August, but since then United have turned things around and are now eight points clear at the top of League One with only 10 games to go until the end of the season.
If Sheffield United remain where they are, then Chris Wilder will have won two trophies in two seasons with more accomplishments in seasons past including keeping Northampton in the Football League in 2013/14 and taking Oxford United into the promotion places in the same season. At this current time, I cannot think of another manager in the Football League who can lead a team to so much success in such little time.
Northern Counties East Football League Premier Division: 2001–02
Northern Counties East Football League League Cup: 2001–02
Northern Counties East Football League Presidents Cup: 2001–02
Derbyshire Senior Cup: 2001–02
Conference Premier play-offs: 2009–10
Football League Two: 2015–16
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