Dean Saunders is no stranger to Wayne Hennessey and Dave Edwards who have both worked with the new manager in his coaching role with the Welsh national team.
Saunders spent three years as assistant manager with Wales, and Hennessey and Edwards both have positive things to say about the man who took the helm at Molineux yesterday.
“He’s a really good bloke,” said Hennessey.
“He’s been in football for a long time and been involved with some good clubs.
“In my time with Wales I found him to be an excellent coach and then he’s progressed to a manage Wrexham and Doncaster and I’m really looking forward to working with him again.
“In a way I was a bit disappointed when I heard that Stale was leaving because I never really had the chance to work with him properly.
“But these things happen in football and Dean will come in now and try and get us back on track.
“He’s a former player and is very lively and banter wise he enjoys a laugh and a joke but he also always knows when it’s important to be serious.”
Edwards added: “Dean has an infectious personality and I think the players will have a bond with him and he will galvanise the squad.
“He will get us attacking and pressing and getting after teams which I think this division needs and hopefully we can start climbing the table.
“He met us yesterday and told us we need to get back to winning ways - that we have had a bad year and it’s about time we turned over a new leaf.
“If we can just get some confidence and a bit of consistency and put a run together in this division you can quickly find yourself at the right end of the table.
“He was always out on the training pitch with Wales and on the coaching side he was always very energetic and enthusiastic.
“This is a good challenge for him and the same sort of step-up he made while playing and I know he will be giving it everything he has.”