Chris Wilder is the current manager of Oxford United having joined the League Two club in December 2008. Wilder won promotion to the Football League with Oxford back in 2010, and will now be getting the club up to League One, having missed out on a play-off place for the past two seasons.
After a successful playing career that saw him play at a plethora of Football League clubs, Chris Wilder ventured into management in 2001 when he joined Non League side Alfreton Town. During his time at the club which was only a brief one, Wilder managed to win four titles including promotion from the Northern Counties (East) League Premier Division.
However, in July 2002, Wilder was lured back to Halifax Town, where he had finished his playing days and spent six years at the club and left when the club went into liquidation in 2008.
A brief spell as assistant manager at Bury, Wilder was then handed the position at Oxford United and was a huge success as at the end of the 2009-2010 season, he gained promotion to the Football League as they beat York City 3-1 in the Conference Play-Off final.
Since then, Wilder has cemented the club's status in League Two and they are now looking to step it up another level and League One is certainly in Wilder's sights.
Having already gained promotion to League Two with Oxford United, Chris Wilder is certainly a hit with the fans and as they continue to achieve and push for another promotion, Wilder's job should be fairly secure at the Kassam Stadium.