Loading...
Loading Live Scoring...
*All times CAT (GMT+2)

Football | English Championship

Dean Saunders © Action Images

Saunders appointed Wolves manager



Former Wales striker has been appointed manager of second tier Wolverhampton Wanderers, his former club Doncaster Rovers said on Sunday.

Saunders was appointed following the sacking of former Norway international Stale Solbakken who left Wolves on Saturday after the team slumped to a shock 1-0 defeat at minor league Luton Town in the FA Cup third round.

"I have just come off the phone with Wolverhampton Wanderers' chief executive Jez Moxey... and can confirm that Dean Saunders has agreed to take over as manager at Molineux," Doncaster chief executive Gavin Baldwin said.

"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."

Saunders, a former Liverpool and Aston Villa player, took charge at Doncaster in 2011.

He failed to keep them in the championship (second division)in his first season in charge, but mounted a promotion challenge that left them level on points at the top of League One (third tier) on his departure.

Wolves, relegated from the Premier League at the end of last season, lie 18th in the 24-team championship standings.



Comments

More expert analysis and opinion from Sport24
The opinions expressed by Sport24 experts and bloggers are theirs alone, and do not necessarily represent those of SuperSport

Event Streaming

Channel Streaming

Other Live Streaming

Event Streaming

Channel Streaming

Sports Talk



Neil Tovey
Why I answered Safa’s call
I am pleased to have agreed to a deal in principle to serve as Safa’s technical director for the...

Dr Errol Sweeney
Ref right to red card Neymar
The disgraceful and childish petulance displayed by what many would consider to be one of the best...

Carol Radull
Why Harambee Stars won't go far
So, Harambee Stars lost 2-0 to Ethiopia in our Chan qualifier match on Sunday. What’s so surprising...

Clyde Tlou
Time for SA legends to step forward
A lack of ambition is hampering the South African 1996 Africa Cup of Nations legends.

Sunday Oliseh
Why Africa needs to act now
The world football landscape is facing terrible turbulent times and what shape it will be in the...

Calvin Emeka Onwuka
Barcelona triumph
Over the weekend FC Barcelona of Spain won their sixth Uefa Champions League trophy and their...