Following confirmation of the club’s relegation to League Two, the Walsall FC Board of Directors would like to place on record our disappointment and apologise to all associated with the Club, most importantly our supporters.
We started the season with a 10-match unbeaten run in all competitions and occupied fifth place at the beginning of October. But a significant downturn in results led to the departure of manager Dean Keates in April and has culminated in relegation after 12 years in League One.
We understand the fans’ frustrations and acknowledge relegation is not an acceptable outcome for the season. We too are deeply hurt by what has happened.
Focus will now turn to the short and medium term, with the key priorities being rebuilding the Club’s football philosophy and the search for a manager to drive us forward and back into League One as swiftly as possible.