Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder named LMA Manager of the Year

Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder has been named League Managers Association Manager of the Year, with Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola earlier confirmed as Premier League Manager of the Year.

Opinion: Striker could leave Aston Villa

Opinion: Striker could leave Aston Villa – originally posted on Sportslens.com

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Scott Hogan has an uncertain future at Aston Villa after falling down the pecking order under Dean Smith and being loaned out to Sheffield United in January as a result. The 27-year-old has struggled for form and playing time since joining Villa from Brentford in 2017, and he may have to leave this summer for the sake of his career.

According to the Daily Mail, Sheffield United are keen to turn his loan move permanent at Bramall Lane after sealing promotion to the Premier League. The Blades may not have lucrative funds for a summer spree, but Hogan won’t break the bank. Villa paid around £12m for the striker’s signature and would be happy getting half that money back two-and-a-half years later.

Hogan has scored just 10 goals in 61 appearances in all competitions for Villa, the last of which came against Reading on April 3, 2018. He hasn’t been too prolific in Sheffield either, however, scoring only two goals in eight Championship appearances. Hogan was on the periphery at Villa Park due to Tammy Abraham and Jonathan Kodjia being first and second-choice in attack.

His poor scoring record and diminished game time could spell the end of his stint in the Midlands.

Stats from Transfermarkt.

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Championship Preview: Matchday 46

Most matters have been resolved ahead of Sunday’s final round of Championship fixtures, though the title is yet to be decided, as is the occupant of the final play-off position. A point for Norwich City will be enough to see them crowned champions, though that is certainly no forgone conclusion with the Canaries facing a […]

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Bielsa chooses fair play over points in extraordinary Elland Road contest

Leeds missed out on automatic promotion to the Premier League as Marcelo Bielsa insisted that fair play was more important than a victory for his team on an extraordinary afternoon against Aston Villa at Elland Road.