EXC: Sheff Utd hold talks with Alexander Blessin over managerial role

Sheffield United hold talks with Alexander Blessin over becoming their new manager – with KV Oostende boss’ ability to operate on a budget and work with young players enticing to the Premier League strugglers

  • Sheffield United are yet to replace Chris Wilder who left the club last month 
  • It’s understood that they have held extensive talks with Alexander Blessin 
  • The KV Oostende manager has his team currently fourth in the Belgian League

KV Oostende boss Alexander Blessin has emerged as a strong contender for the managerial vacancy at Sheffield United.

The Blades are looking for a replacement for Chris Wilder who left Bramall Lane last month with the club heading for relegation from the Premier League.

It’s understood that they have held extensive talks with Blessin and set up another meeting to discuss the job.

Sheffield United have spoken with KV Oostende’s Alexander Blessin over becoming their boss

Chris Wilder’s time as Sheffield United manager came to an end last month after a poor season

The 47-year-old German made his name as a youth-team coach at RB Leipzig before joining Oostende last summer, and his team currently sit fourth in the Belgian League.

United owner Prince Abdullah is believed to be looking for a young coach with fresh ideas and has been attracted by Blessin’s work with young players and his ability to operate on a budget at Oostende.

Paul Heckingbottom is in caretaker charge of the Yorkshire club who face Leeds in a derby at Elland Road on Saturday 14 points adrift of safety.

Blessin made his name as a youth-team coach at RB Leipzig (pictured) before joining Oostende




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