Redknapp snubs Klopp as he names his Premier League manager of the season

Jamie Redknapp has snubbed Jurgen Klopp after picking Chris Wilder as his Manager of the Year.

The German has led Liverpool to their first ever Premier League title and could do so in record breaking fashion with three games of the season remaining.

But after tipping Sheffield United for the drop at the start of the campaign Redknapp has waxed lyrical about Wilder's work at Bramall Lane.

The Blades beat Chelsea 3-0 on Saturday to keep alive their hopes of playing European football next term.

And Redknapp has been hugely impressed, not just with their league position, but the manner of their performances.

"Not only have his side survived, they have survived with style," he wrote in the Daily Mail.

"Wilder, 52, took a group of players who, no disrespect, had hardly walked the red carpet in their careers, and made them competitive.

"He stood by a system that is unique — a 3-5-2 that involves centre backs overlapping and overloading the flanks.

"It’s football on the front foot. We thought they’d be found out playing that way. We thought because they didn’t spend a fortune in the transfer market, like Aston Villa, that they’d struggle.

"How wrong we were. Only Manchester City and Liverpool have produced more crosses. Only a handful of clubs have allowed fewer shots against them, with Wilder’s back three of Chris Basham, John Egan and Jack O’Connell having kept many a striker quiet.

"Tammy Abraham was the latest on Saturday, while Olivier Giroud could not drag Chelsea back into the game after coming on.

"Because of all this, a European adventure could follow."

Sheffield United sit seventh, five points behind fourth-placed Leicester.

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