Chris Wilder has done a better job than Jurgen Klopp, claims Lee Dixon


Jurgen Klopp's mantelpiece will soon be full to the brim with silverware. 

A Premier League winners' medal will soon be joining his Champions League memorabilia and that's not to mention the individual accolades the German is bound to pick up in the coming months. 

With his side top of the table by an astonishing 22 points in early February, Klopp looks almost certain to win Manager of the Year. 

Even aside from his achievements, there are very few other deserving candidates. 

Brendan Rodgers has done a fine job at Leicester City but the rest of the traditional top six have disappointed. 

The one man who needs to be shouted about is Chris Wilder. 

The Sheffield United boss has taken a newly-promoted side and positioned them just two points behind fourth-placed Chelsea. 

Many assumed the Blades' impressive start to life back in the top flight would be an aberration but it has proved anything but. 

The fact Wilder is a local and was pictured in the away end following United around the country before his appointment has made him all the more popular. 

It's not just Sheffield United fans who are marvelling at his leadership, however, as Lee Dixon even believes the 52-year-old has done enough to rival Klopp for the highest managerial honour this season. 


“Arguably he has done a better job than what Jurgen Klopp is doing," Dixon told the Premier League's TV channel, per the Mirror. 

"That place just seems to breathe hard work, that's a given, you've got to give that. It's not something you turn around and get praised for because that's your job: work hard.

"The way that they are playing, the tactics, he has surprised a lot of opposition, the way they are playing.

"So arguably, I think he should be up there at the top of that list."

The award does typically go to the manager who lifts the biggest trophy of the lot in English football, but is that right? 

Were they to swap places, we're not saying Wilder would have Liverpool running quite like they are at the moment, but would Klopp be able to take what's essentially still a Championship squad and have them competing with the elite? 

There is still a long way to go in the race for the top four, but the fact the Blades are even in the conversation suggests Dixon may have a point. 

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