Morgan ´truly sorry´ as Wolves suffer back-to-back relegations
Wolves chairman Steve Morgan has apologised to fans following the club’s relegation from the Championship and warned of a player exodus.
Dean Saunders’ side went into the final day of the season on Saturday needing a footballing miracle to have any hope of staying up, but their fate was sealed thanks to a 2-0 defeat at Brighton.
Successive relegations is a particularly bitter pill to swallow for Wolves, with Morgan vowing to restore pride as the club prepares for life in the third tier of English football for the first time since 1989.
"As chairman of the club I take my responsibilities very seriously; we have failed our supporters, and the city, and for that I am truly sorry," said Morgan in a statement.
"We are all looking at ourselves in the mirror and reflecting on what went wrong. It is only right the players do the same. Many of them know they have not performed to the standards they are capable of and they must take their share of the responsibility.
"Clearly a lot of mistakes have been made over the past two seasons. Although every decision has been with the club’s best interests at heart, we have clearly got some of those decisions wrong.
"I understand the fans’ pain, anger and resentment towards me, the board and the players, especially within the context of successive relegations. It’s not been good enough and we must improve both on and off the pitch.
"Next season is going to be very difficult. However, we will face the task of League One football with utmost determination and humility; we will do our very best, compete in every league match and fight our way back.
"We must restore pride and passion into the team, rebuild our reputation and regain the trust and support of our fans.
"Quite naturally a number of players will leave in the summer, but they will only go if it is right for the club. Perhaps we should have moved more players on in the past two seasons, but we honestly expected this group of players would be good enough to be successful in the Championship."