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Report - Wolves appoint Saunders
Published : 06 Jan 2013 21:02:00
Wolverhampton Wanderers have appointed Doncaster Rovers boss Dean Saunders as their new manager, according to reports. Wolves fired Stale Solbakken just six months into the job following Saturday's FA Cup defeat to Blue Square Premier side Luton Town. But they moved quickly to install his successor and held talks with the former Wales international about a move to Molineux on Sunday. Saunders has guided Rovers to second in League One but club chiefs at the Keepmoat Stadium said they would not block his path to the Championship. A statement on their official website on Sunday morning read: "Doncaster Rovers can confirm that they received an official approach from Wolves this morning to speak to Dean Saunders regarding their vacant position. "The Rovers board will not stand in the way of Dean but will try to keep him at Rovers. Dean has been given permission to speak to Wolves and he is meeting them today. "The board have a strategy for a situation such as this and have a 'Plan B' in place." Saunders, who numbered Derby, Liverpool and Aston Villa among his clubs during his playing days as a prolific forward, became a coach upon his retirement. After stints with Bradford, Blackburn, Newcastle and Wales he took his first managerial post at Wrexham, before taking charge at Doncaster in September 2011.