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    remberingthe80s wrote:
    It would seem that you so called fans can't wait to have a digl at someone who has done really Well under very difficult situations.
    He has no cash for players, chairman that has put in lsomeoneof his cash, a ground that we don't own. And all the negative effects on the ground ect and all you peoplet seem to do is s### on someone who did a great job
    It's is plain to seethe chairman didn't want to offer a new contract to a.manager that you dont want. All these new managers you lot think will be interested but we don't have the cash, so we end up with someone who has a clue.
    The way forward is to more the a shared ground at city, have more cash to spend on players and find a new place. In till this happens we will never be able to be a big club. Personally I think we will go down next year and then you be glad in want you people have done
    So Wilder has nt had no money then he wanted Kitson so IL got him and he paid for Mullens um brought in Williams and brought in a youth team to develope and use rather than spend on loan players and due to previous owners we have a long lease on the ground so cant move and us fans can have our on opions but until we put our own in oxford united then IL pays the bills not the fans or Wilder."
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Ian Lenagan: Wilder has quit as Oxford United manager

Wilder resigns as Oxford United manager

Wilder resigns as Oxford United manager

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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

CHRIS Wilder has resigned as Oxford United manager, according to chairman Ian Lenagan.

The 46-year-old is believed to have informed the players of his decision minutes after their 1-0 win against Torquay United this afternoon.

It has come after Lenagan rejected an approach from Northampton Town yesterday to speak with Wilder about their vacant manager's position.

The U's chairman has not received a resignation letter, something he described as "bizarre" but has asked Mickey Lewis to act as caretaker boss.

Lenagan said: "My understanding is Chris Wilder has in the last half an hour told the players that he is going and will not be back at Oxford after today.

"That is all I've heard. I'm not sure, I've just looked in his office and he's not there, but it would appear that he has resigned.

"It seems a very peculiar way to do it, but he has told the players.

"He told me yesterday and the day before that he would resign at the end of the match."

Wilder took over at United in December 2008 and his five-year tenure made him the third longest serving manager in English football's top four divisions.

When he took over the club were in the bottom half of the Conference and he went on to lead them back into the Football League after a play-off final victory at Wembley in 2010.

Today's win moved United up to sixth in League Two.

Lenagan said: "Chris has done a good job for us and this is a strange way to conclude the matter at the very end.

"But he obviously feels very strongly that with five and a bit months to go on his contract he wants the security of somewhere else and the fact that he probably believes he would get offered the Northampton job has triggered this sequence of events."

The U's chairman hinted there may still be the possibility of legal action, but would take time to assess the position.

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