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Prince Abdullah: We must buy players for Sheffield Utd - not for the manager

Sheffield United owner Prince Abdullah has hinted a new football director is on the agenda.

The Blades owner heavily criticised former manager Chris Wilder's recruitment at Premier League level and explained in detail his reasoning for wanting to see a 'club-owned' approach to that.

"I needed recruitment to change and Chris to be more open-minded," he said.

"When it comes to recruitment, it can't be 'my way or the highway' every time.

"Recruitment should be a club-owned process, it shouldn't be left to the coaches.

“Coaches come and go and then if it's not a club-owned policy, it will lead to more changes.

"When we talk about recruitment, fans don't see the players we missed on, like the players who were suggested by the board.

"Recruitment, I thought, we should be more open about it and should not be limited to one market. We should have more options."

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