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    South Upper 87 wrote:
    Reading the full script on the OUFC site, it's clear that Wilder had put himself in the mire and that IL has handled the affair extremely well. With many on this site slagging the chairman off, it was pretty obvious that he would try to sort out Wilder's tactics to get an agreement with all parties. Now lets get down Exeter's throats.
    You idiot!!

    It's the moronic moaning negative fools like you that I hear week in and out at the Kassam

    You have no idea how to support Ox Utd, you cannot get behind the team or the mgmt who have worked so hard to stabilise this club.

    Well you got what you want, not sure where your saviour is coming from as we embark on the manager merry go round again.

    But I think our chances of promotion are gone so cheers for your negativity ...

    Wonder how long you will give the new manager before you start laying into him eh? 1 mth, 1 game, 8 weeks ..... Dear oh dear after 30+ years following Oxf Utd I'm ashamed of some of our so called SUPPORTERS!!!

    Thxs CW you secured us as a league 2 club, which is a significant achievement from where we have been over the recent years and history will recognise this fact - just a pity some of the so called supporters don't see it......

    Anyway let's hope the mgr can build off the stability we now have, and he doesn't lose faith once the moron brigade start slagging and moaning - which we know they will - I hear them every home it's depressing"
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Oxford United accept Wilder's resignation

Oxford United accept Wilder's resignation

Chris Wilder has resigned as Oxford United manager

Chris Wilder has resigned as Oxford United manager

First published in Sport
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Oxford Mail: Photograph of the Author by , Chief Sports Reporter covering Oxford United. Follow us on twitter: @oxfordmailoufc. Call me on 01865 425458

OXFORD United have accepted Chris Wilder's resignation and agreed a compensation package which will allow him to take up a new role at another Sky Bet League Two club.

Northampton Town are expected to confirm Wilder as their new manager shortly.

The move this evening ends a confusing 24 hours for United.

After yesterday's 1-0 win over Torquay United, chairman Ian Lenagan said he understood the U's boss had resigned, only for Wilder to release a statement three hours later rejecting the claim.

The pair were in contact today and reached an agreement which paved the way for the 46-year-old to make the move to Sixfields.

Lenagan said: "First and foremost we thank Chris for five years of service at Oxford United.

"He has worked very hard and helped move the club from the Conference to becoming an established League 2 side.

"We are grateful for his efforts on behalf of Oxford but disappointed that he chose not to continue to the end of this season’s journey.  

“Today the formalities were completed to allow him to move on.

"The other club involved have acted professionally throughout the process and the two clubs have agreed a compensation deal that is satisfactory to Oxford United.

“We now move into a new era for Oxford United. The club has already started a thorough, professional search and interview process for the next permanent manager.”

Mickey Lewis, who was Wilder's assistant, agreed yesterday to become caretaker manager at United. His first game in charge will be away to Exeter City on Tuesday.

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