Dean Saunders sacked by Wolves – Coyle to replace him?
The managerial merry-go-round is about to start up again, with Wolverhampton Wanderers deciding to part company with Dean Saunders on Tuesday morning.
May 7th, 2013
Saunders was only appointed on 7 January 2013, with the Welshman drafted in to revive Wolves’ flagging promotion hopes, although results didn’t improve and the Midlands club now find themselves in League One from the start of next season.
The Wolves board have decided to look for yet another new manager after Stale Solbakken and Saunders were both unable to get the required results last term, although there are sure to be several applications for the potential to get Wanderers back on their feet.
A statement released on the club’s website read: “Manager Dean Saunders has been informed by Wolves that his contract is to be terminated.
“The decision has been made following confirmation of Wolves’ relegation to npower League One. Assistant manager Brian Carey will also be leaving the club.
“Wolves have now begun a recruitment process, which, in conjunction with the board, will be managed by head of football development and recruitment Kevin Thelwell.
“The club will now take as long as is necessary to make this crucial appointment and there will be no publicly communicated timescales.
“Wolves would like to thank Dean and Brian for their efforts in what has been a very difficult period for everyone, and wish them both the very best for the future.
“The club will be making no further comment at this stage.”
Owen Coyle has been installed as the bookmakers favourite to replace Saunders, with Darren Ferguson and Micky Adams the other names in contention.