Wolves Confirm Dean Saunders Appointmentby Jack Kitson / 07 January 2013, 10:01Tweet
Wolves have wasted no time in finding a replacement for the sacked Stale Solbakken after naming Dean Saunders as their new manager. The Midlands club axed Norwegian Stale on Saturday following an embarrassing FA Cup third round defeat to Luton Town, before today (Monday) unveiling Saunders as his successor at Molineux after he left high flying League One side Doncaster Rovers.
Saunders remarkably now becomes the club's fourth manager in just 11 months. Last season Mick McCarthy was sent packing in February, with his replacement Terry Connor departing at the end of the campaign following Wolves' relegation down to the Championship. Solbakken, who was surprisingly appointed in the summer, then lasted just six months in the job, winning just 10 of his 30 matches in charge.
A compensation package has been agreed with Wolves and Doncaster Rovers and now Saunders will be tasked with transforming the club's fortunes, with Wolves currently languishing down in 18th place in the league following three consecutive defeats. The former Rovers and Wrexham boss will take charge of his first match on Friday at home to Blackburn Rovers, which will be screened live on Sky Sports 1. Stan James have installed the hosts as the 7/5 favourites to get off to a winning start under Saunders, while Rovers can be backed at 23/10.