Dean Saunders to remain Wrexham boss after takeover

Wrexham manager Dean Saunders
Dean Saunders became Wrexham manager in October, 2008

Dean Saunders is to stay Wrexham boss after the club is taken over.

The Blue Square Bet Premier club is to be sold to its ex-commercial director Jon Harris, who has the financial backing of businessman Colin Poole.

Saunders told the club's website: "Other opportunities may have been available to me, but I want to stay and finish the job I started here."

The ex-Welsh international says he has received assurances about finances ahead of next season.

Saunders said: "Having received the assurances and comfort that the club can meet my expectations, there really was no decision to make."

A statement on the club's website read: "Dean Saunders has committed his future to Wrexham by agreeing a new contract.

"And whilst there will need to be a period of financial prudence, he has confirmed that the budget for players next year will ensure that the club remains competitive in the conference.

Saunders added: "It is true that the club has experienced significant financial difficulties which have been well publicised.

"That said, I am hopeful of retaining the nucleus of this season's squad and provided the fans and community get behind us, we may even be able to add one or two new faces to the team.

"Realistically there will still be some clubs in the division next season with larger playing budgets than ours.

"That being said if everyone involved with Wrexham pulls together, you never know what might be achieved.

"I have met with Jon Harris and Colin Poole, and am convinced that the club is in safe hands. They are both very experienced and have a good understanding of football and what it takes to run a successful club."