Dean Saunders confirmed as new manager of Wolverhampton Wanderers
Wolves are the latest Championship club to sack their manager, with Stale Solbakken given his marching orders following Wanderers’ 1-0 defeat at Luton in the FA Cup on Saturday.
January 7th, 2013
Solbakken was under pressure going into the weekend match and the board decided that the Norwegian’s position was untenable, with Dean Saunders having now been given the reins at Molineux.
Saunders started his managerial career at Wrexham before joining Doncaster Rovers and Wolves were keen to land the Welshman despite the fact that Donny were relegated from the Championship last term.
Saunders told Sky Sports News: “It was a very difficult decision to leave Doncaster but this is a big club, it’s a big challenge and I am looking forward to it.
“It is a tough league and we have to try and get up the other end of it. We have to hit the ground running.
“There is no secret in football – good players working hard and that is what I will be pointing at.
“It’s a great club and I am proud to be the manager.”
As for Solbakken, he was left to wonder what might have been with the Midlands club, with the former FC Copenhagen coach claiming he would have turned things around if given more time.
“It’s the name of the game. I am not a bitter person but obviously I think it was the wrong decision, but I sincerely hope Wolves can climb the table and they will be successful.”
He added: “I have enjoyed every minute of it. I understand it especially with the last three of four performances and results but we are in the middle of January and a lot of players are soon coming back so it’s a good combination for changing things.
“But that was not to be and you have to respect that, it’s not my club and not my money.”