This time last year, Wolverhampton Wanderers were a Premier League club that were in a relegation battle, but in the hands of Mick McCarthy, a man who had kept them in the top flight of English football the previous season.
Since then, it has only really been downhill for the Midlands club as they sacked McCarthy and were then relegated as the bottom side in the league under Terry Connor. The decision to get rid of the Irishman seemed strange considering they clearly did not have a replacement as his number two was given the job.
Connor then left in the summer and Stale Solbakken was given the chance to prove he could manage in English football. Could he? Well, no seems to be the answer as he was given the boot on Saturday evening following Wolves’ defeat to non-league Luton Town in the FA Cup, which means that the board seem to have made their third big mistake in twelve months.
First, they go rid of McCarthy, which on reflection was not a good move, then they gave Connor the task of keeping a Premier League side in the division and finally, giving Solbakken the job was clearly wrong.
Fans at Molineux must be infuriated by the year the club has had and they currently sit just six points above the relegation zone and are on a four game losing streak in the Championship.
Dean Saunders is the man who is likely to be appointed as they new boss at Wolves and it will really be a big test of his managerial credentials.
There is no time for him to get settled or build a squad of his own – he needs to hit the ground running and try to get the best out of this underachieving side.
Wolves are not the sort of club that should be hovering above the drop zone in the Championship – far from it. 2012 has not been one to remember for them, but with a new man in charge once more, they have to remain positive.
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