DANNY WILSON remains baffled as to why Sheffield United sacked him. Now manager of Chesterfield, the former Blades boss offered a revealing insight into his time at Bramall Lane on Alan Biggs' Sheffield Live TV sports show, Talking Sheffield.
Wilson was dismissed following a 2-0 home defeat to Crawley in April 2013, a result which still left United very much in League One promotion contention, six points behind second-placed Bournemouth with two matches in hand and five remaining. United were defeated by Yeovil in the play-off semi-finals under caretaker Chris Morgan, now Wilson's No2 at Chesterfield.
Wilson, who had taken United to the League One play-off final the previous season, said: "To this day I still don't know why I was sacked." Told by Biggs that in an interview last month with Kevin McCabe, the United co-owner admitted he had made a mistake, Wilson replied "I didn't know that." He added: "It was big of him to say that."
The former Sheffield Wednesday player and boss eventually won over Blades fans after his controversial cross-city appointment had sparked an angry protest in the car park. He admitted that being sacked at Bramall Lane is the biggest low of his managerial career.
Watch the two part programme here. It is well worth it but if you are short of time, Wilson begins talking in detail about his time with United 11 minutes into part one.