In 1989-90 the current Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder had a loan spell with Saddlers where he played 4 FL games plus and FA Cup appearance and a couple in the Associated Members Cup. Just 22 years old, the Sheff United player came in and did a steady job in our defence.
This season is the first time ever that two players to have represented Walsall have managed in the Premier League at the same time. In the case of the Aston Villa manager it may not be for much longer! Chris Wilder, however is doing a fantastic job with his side.
Chris Wilder pictured at Fellows Park.