DONCASTER ROVERS EXCLUSIVE: Mixed emotions for departed Dean Saunders

I COULDN'T SAY NO: The chance to manage Wolves was too good to refuse for Dean Saunders.
I COULDN'T SAY NO: The chance to manage Wolves was too good to refuse for Dean Saunders.

DEAN Saunders has revealed his “mixed emotions” about his move from Doncaster to Wolves.

Saunders will be unveiled to the media at Molineux on Monday afternoon, replacing sacked Norwegian Stale Solbakken at the helm of the Championship strugglers.

En route to the training ground, he spoke exclusively to Free Press and Star sports writer Paul Goodwin.

“I didn’t really want this to happen now but Wolves are such a big club, I couldn’t say no,” said Saunders.

“If it had been one of the smaller clubs in the Championship, things might have been different.

“I want to thank everyone at Doncaster, the players, staff and supporters.

“The club gave me my chance and they’ll always have a special place for me.

“I’m absolutely devastated to be leaving that group of players of players behind,” he added.

“They all worked so hard for me.

“They are the biggest reason why I’ve been given this opportunity to manage a club like Wolves.

“Leaving them right now, I cannot tell you about the mixed feelings I’ve got.

“They’ve been a credit to themselves and I’m really proud to have worked with them.

“I just hope the team can keep it going and get promotion back to the Championship.”