Sheffield United next manager odds: ex-VfB Stuttgart man battles Chelsea icon for top job

Sheffield United continue to work on appointing a new manager behind the scenes, as they face the daunting task of find a suitable successor to Chris Wilder, who took the Blades from League One to the Premier League in a fine five-year spell at Bramall Lane.

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The Blades look set to go back down to the Championship next season, but they'll be hopeful of replicating Norwich City's immediate bounce back up to the top tier, if they're able to hang on to some key players and hit the ground running when the 2021/22 campaign gets underway in August.

A wide variety of managerial candidates have been linked with the job over the past few weeks, including the like of ex-Celtic boss Neil Lennon, former Bournemouth coach Eddie Howe, and current interim manager Paul Heckingbottom, whose last full-time management gig was with Hibernian.

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Here's our rundown of OddsChecker's latest predictions on who will become the next Sheffield United manager, ranked from lowest to highest chance of getting the job:

Current odds: 25/1. Current job: Unemployed. Career win percentage: 38.7%. It's been a decade since he last managed, but he's believe to be keen on parking his punditry career and getting back into the dugout.
Current odds: 20/1. Current job: Middlesbrough. Career win percentage: 40.1%. He's only recently signed a new deal with Boro, and looks unlikely to jump ship back to his former club.
Current odds: 20/1. Current job: Unemployed. Career win percentage: 58%. After getting the boot from Celtic, Lennon will be desperate to prove himself again. His odds of getting the Blades job are pretty long, mind.
Current odds: 20/1. Current job: Unemployed. Career win percentage: 37.4%. He's not had a manager's job since 2018, but always seems to pop up on the bookies' shortlists.
Current odds: 16/1. Current job: Unemployed. Career win percentage: 48.2% Brutally sacked after his first blip as Chelsea boss, there will be plenty of interest in the ex-England star. He could well end up at Crystal Palace.
Current odds: 14/1. Current job: Lincoln City. Career win percentage: 39.8%. The Imps boss has lead his side to the verge of a play-off place in League One, but could move on if they fail to secure promotion.
Current odds: 12/1. Current job: Beijing Guoan. Career win percentage: 46.3%. He's only been with his current club since January, so this one seems a little unlikely, it's fair to say.
Current odds: 12/1. Current job: Henan Jianye. Could the Spaniard swap Zhangzou for the Steel City? He's had a role in England before, working as an assistant manager for both Billy McKinlay and Slavisa Jokanovic at Fulham.
Current odds: 12/1. Current job: Unemployed. Career win percentage: 41.8%. He's been heavily linked with the Celtic job, and looks most likely to join the Hoops. Howe's been out of a job since his Bournemouth side were relegated last season.
Current odds: 9/1. Current job: Sheffield United coach. Career win percentage: 41.9%. He was brought into the Blades' coaching staff following Wilder's exit, and his last managerial role was with Bournemouth.
Current odds: 8/1. Current job: Al-Gharafa. Career win percentage: 52.9%. The former Fulham boss has been linked with the Blades job recently, and could look to replicate when he took the Cottagers up in 2018.
Current odds: 8/1. Current job: Sheffield United interim manager. Career win percentage: 33.8%. Third favourite for the job, but the odds are still pretty long. He could revert to his previous role with the U23s full-time instead.
Current odds: 6/1. Current job: Aston Villa assistant. Career win percentage: N/A. The 2012 Champions League winner has taken his time to take his first managerial role, having spent three years in preparation with the Villains.
Current odds: 2/1. Current job: KV Oostende. Career win percentage: 45.7%. The 47-year-old is the current favourite to get the job. His side are currently sitting fifth in the Belgian top tier.