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Sheffield United extends manager Wilder's contract to 2024

SHEFFIELD, England (AP) — Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder signed a new contract on Friday, tying him to the English Premier League club until 2024. United said the deal included an option for the Sheffield-born Wilder to stay on for an extra year.

Wilder took charge of his boyhood club in 2016 and guided it to promotion to the Premier League last season. United hadn’t been in the top flight since 2007. He is regarded as one of English soccer’s most highly rated managers, with the Blades up to fifth place in the Premier League after beating West Ham 1-0 on Friday.

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