Having reached the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy Final, won League Two and secured a League One play-off berth in two and a half years with Paul Cook in charge, Chesterfield fans may be concerned for their future after replacing the new Portsmouth boss with Dean Saunders on a two-year deal.
As interim manager of Crawley Town this season, Saunders was unable to prevent them from third-tier relegation, making the Red Devils the third side he has taken down in his past four seasons in a dugout.
Having suffered the drop with both Doncaster and Wolves prior to his Crawley disappointment, it is a wonder how the Welsh striker is able to get hired at such a clearly progressive club.
One imagines that Saunders interviews exceptionally well, putting across his unwavering self belief in passionate and forthright terms.
After all, a gift of the gab is something that the former Aston Villa striker has, along with relegation, become known for since moving into management.
His stints at previous clubs have divided opinion, but the footballing world can be united in finding some of his more outlandish quotes, the best of which are shown below, utterly hilarious:
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