Wolves need some­one just like... Deano

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AND the point in sack­ing Dean Saun­ders was? Beats me, much like ev­ery­thing Wolves have done in the last 18 months.

I’ve heard plenty of gripes about the Welsh­man. Like how he changes the side too of­ten. That he doesn’t know his best team.How his tac­tics are ba­sic and naïve. And that he’s out of his depth in the Cham­pi­onship.

Which may or may not be true. Thank­fully, I don’t watch Wolves of­ten enough to comment.

But here’s the thing: Wolves are no longer in the Cham­pi­onship. And the last I heard, Saun­ders was pretty handy in League One.

In fact, you might call him per­fect for Wolves’ predica­ment. Rel­e­gated from the Cham­pi­onship with Don­caster last sea­son, Saun­ders and his as­sis­tant Brian Carey re­built the squad al­most from scratch, pro­duc­ing a young, hard-work­ing team lib­er­ally dot­ted with ex­pe­ri­enced old pros.

The same team that, two weeks ago, won the League One ti­tle hav­ing spent all but three days of 2013 in the top two.

“I think you have to give Dean an aw­ful lot of re­spect and grat­i­tude for where we are to­day,” said Donny skip­per Rob Jones last week. “He and Brian Carey are the ones who laid the foun­da­tions and did all the hard work.”

With a wage bill of £25m, Wolves will need to shed some fat. Then they will need to start again, sign­ing play­ers who know how to scrap in League One.

I don’t know about you, but I’d like that process to be led by some­body with a track record. Some­one like Dean Saun­ders.

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