Wolves fire Saunders after relegation to 3rd tier

Wolverhampton Wanderers has reacted to its demotion to English

football’s third tier by firing manager Dean Saunders.

The club in central England was playing in the Premier League

last season but has slipped to back-to-back relegations.

Saunders, a former Wales and Liverpool striker, became Wolves’

fourth manager in 12 months when he was hired in January but

couldn’t halt the team’s slide down the League Championship

standings. It finished next-to-last after a 2-0 loss at Brighton on

Saturday in its final match.

Wolves say Saunders’ assistant, Brian Carey, will also be

leaving the club.