Wolves need someone just like... Deano
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.