Monday, 7th January, 2013

Wolverhampton Wanderers have appointed Dean Saunders as their new manager in succession to Stale Solbakken.

The Norwegian was sacked at the weekend following Wolves’ embarrassing FA Cup defeat against non-league outfit Luton which, combined with poor league form in the Championship, was deemed not good enough by the club.

Now Saunders has left his job at League One Doncaster Rovers to take over at Molineux.

"Wolves are delighted to confirm that Dean Saunders is to become the Club’s new manager", announced the club on their official site.


"Compensation has been agreed with Doncaster Rovers to allow the 48-year-old to take over at Molineux following Saturday’s departure of Stale Solbakken.

"Saunders, who has completed the UEFA Pro Licence, has guided Rovers to second place in League One this season having started his managerial career with Wrexham."

Wolves are next in action on Friday night, when they host Blackburn Rovers in a return to Championship action.

Saunders will be tasked with quickly rising the club from their current position of 18th in the Championship table, with promotion back to the Premier League the overwhelming target for the Welshman.

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