Saunders takes over at Wolves

Mon, Jan 7, 2013, 00:00

Dean Saunders last night left Doncaster to take the vacant managerial position at Wolves, according to the League One club. The former Wales striker had emerged as Wanderers’s preferred candidate, who had moved quickly to replace Stale Solbakken who was sacked on Saturday night after a poor run of form.

In a statement last night, Doncaster’s chief executive Gavin Baldwin confirmed the move.

“I have just come off the phone with Wolverhampton Wanderers’ chief executive Jez Moxey, at 8.50pm Sunday evening, and can confirm that Dean Saunders has agreed to take over as manager at Molineux,” he said on the club’s official website.

Good deal

“We have agreed a good deal for Doncaster Rovers. Work has already started on trying to find a replacement for Dean and continue our push for promotion back to the Championship. I have spoken with Dean to thank him for the fantastic job he has done here at Doncaster and wish him well for the future.”

There was no official confirmation from Wolves when contacted last night.

Saturday’s FA Cup third-round defeat to Luton proved to be the final straw for a Wolves board who have watched Solbakken fail to get a side relegated from the Premier League last season back on track.

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