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Ex-Bournemouth boss Howe in frame for Sheffield Utd job

Former Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe is emerging as a favourite for the Sheffield United job.

The Sun says United are expected to announce the departure of manager Chris Wilder today.

And there's no shortage of candidates to replace the 53-year-old at Bramall Lane with Neil Lennon, Howe and Frank Lampard all in the picture.

It's believed there are major issues between Wilder and owner Prince Abdullah, who feels his heavy investment on the likes of Rhian Brewster and Oli McBurnie was not spent wisely.

However, Wilder doesn't think he was given enough to bolster his ranks.

Paul Heckingbottom will be installed as Sheffield United's caretaker boss ahead of this weekend's clash with Leicester.

The former Barnsley, Leeds and Hibernian manager leads the betting market for a permanent appointment.

Sacked Celtic boss Neil Lennon is the second favourite.

Free agent Eddie Howe, who won the Championship title with Bournemouth in 2014-15, is also rated among the leading candidates.

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