Wolves Appoint New Manager

Dean Saunders has been appointed as Wolverhampton Wanderers manager after leaving his role at Doncaster Rovers.

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Dean Saunders appointment: background

Dean Saunders quickly became the preferred candidate for Wolves after they sacked Stale Solbakken on Saturday night (January 5) following a poor run of form, which culminated in an FA Cup third-round defeat to non-league Luton.

  • Saunders is Wolves' fourth boss in less than a year after the departure last February of Mick McCarthy and Terry Connor's brief time with the club.
  • Wolves have achieved just three wins in 16 games and currently sit in 18th place in the npower Championship.
  • A former Liverpool and Aston Villa player, Saunders got the Doncaster job after Sean O'Driscoll was sacked last season.

New Wolves Manager

Dean Saunders appointed as new Wolves manager Credit: Stephen Pond/EMPICS Sport

Dean Saunders has been appointed as Wolverhampton Wanderers manager after leaving his role at Doncaster Rovers.

The former Aston Villa striker replaces Stale Solbakken, who was sacked after Wolves lost to Blue Square Premier side Luton in the FA Cup.

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Doncaster Rovers confirm Wolves approach for Dean Saunders

Dean Saunders has revived the fortunes of Doncaster. Credit: PA

Wolverhampton Wanderers have made an approach for Doncaster Rovers manager Dean Saunders, the South Yorkshire club have announced.

The Championship outfit sacked Stale Solbakken on Saturday after they were dumped out of the FA Cup by Conference side Luton.

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Club statement over sacking of Solbakken, Assistant Manager & First Team coach

Wolverhampton Wanderers has released the following statement about Ståle Solbakken's sacking.

Wolves have announced that Ståle Solbakken has left the Club with immediate effect. The Club have also terminated the contracts of Johan Lange, Assistant Manager and Patrick Weiser, First Team Coach.

Wolves are currently 18th in the npower Championship and have won three out of the last 16 league games after a hugely disappointing run of performances and results, culminating in Saturday’s FA Cup third round defeat to Luton Town.

Kevin Thelwell, Head of Football Development & Recruitment, will take charge of first team training until a new manager is appointed, assisted by Development Coach, Steve Weaver.

The Club would like to offer their thanks and best wishes to Ståle, Johan and Patrick.

Wolves will be making no further comment to the media at this current time.

– Wolverhampton Wanderers spokesperson
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