DONCASTER ROVERS: Saunders accepts Wolves post

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DONCASTER Rovers are without a manager after Dean Saunders this evening agreed to become the new Wolves boss.

Saunders quickly emerged as the favourite for the job following Wanderers decision to sack Stale Solbakken last night in the wake of their FA Cup third-round exit to non-league Luton.

The 48-year-old Saunders was in charge of Doncaster when they were relegated to League One last season, but they are firmly in the frame for a swift return to the Championship and moved level with leaders Tranmere by beating Colchester 1-0 yesterday. He becomes Wolves fourth boss in less than a year after the departure last February of Mick McCarthy and the brief tenures of Terry Connor and Solbakken.

Rovers and Wolves have already agreed a compensation package. Until a replacement is found for Saunders, Rob Jones and Brian Flynn have been placed in charge of first-team affairs.

In a statement, Rovers said: “The board have a strategy for a situation such as this and have a ‘Plan B’ in place.”

Chairman John Ryan says he has drawn up a six-man shortlist. One is thought to be Gary Megson, who is currently unemployed.

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