Former England cricket captain Michael Vaughan has criticised the running of both Sheffield Wednesday and Sheffield United following a season of disappointment.
Vaughan, born in Manchester, is a self-proclaimed ‘Sheffield lad’.
The former Cricketer seemingly follows both the Owls and the Blades closely, and neither club’s supporters will want to remember this season in a hurry.
The Blades are set for relegation to the Championship as they sit on just 14 points in the Premier League, while Chris Wilder’s recent departure will frustrate supporters.
The Owls, meanwhile, are heading for League One under their third permanent manager of the season in Darren Moore unless they can pull off a major survival act.
Writing on Twitter, Vaughan claims both clubs are run awfully.
The Blades were largely seen as a model to follow for several Championship clubs.
After a few disappointing years in League One, Wilder guided the Blades to promotion from the Championship in only their second season there before a top ten Premier League finish.
United’s success provided hope and inspiration for clubs such as the Owls, Nottingham Forest and Derby County who have spent years with aspirations of promotion to the top-flight.
But the Blades’ spending last summer raised questions. It seems Wilder wasn’t happy with their business, and the classic second-season syndrome has resulted in an inevitable relegation.
Wilder would surely be their best bet of an immediate return. But he’s now left Bramall Lane.
Wednesday, on the other hand, have been on the decline in years. A points deduction, managerial changes and contract situations like Liam Shaw doesn’t paint a good picture.
The Owls, now under the guidance of Darren Moore, are on a winless run of seven games while remaining seven points adrift of safety as a drop to League One beckons.
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