Late yesterday evening, Wolverhampton Wanderers announced that Managing Director Laurie Dalrymple had left the club with immediate effect, but the confirmation was quick to praise him for the work that he’s done and the role that he’s played in our more recent rebirth.
Managing director Laurie Dalrymple has left Wolves with immediate effect.
The club would like to place on record its appreciation to Laurie for his contribution during his time at Wolves.https://t.co/kLU6yqqZdn
— Wolves (@Wolves) July 10, 2019
The statement on the Official Website gave little away other than confirming that his contract had been ‘ended’ and that he’d been placed on ‘garden leave’ with immediate effect and stated that there were no plans to immediately replace him, as chairman Jeff Shi will step up to the Managing Director’s key responsibilities and then lean on the remainder of the setup we have in place.
Shi was quoted as saying.
Having come into the Molineux originally as our head of commercial affairs, he stepped up to the MD position following the departure of Jez Moxey but the curtain has now been brought down after a four and a half year spell at the club.
Sky Sports coverage was quick to point out that there was no suggestion of misconduct or anything like that, but that simply there had been a gradual deterioration in relationship between him and Shi, so they are simply drawing a line under that.
Given the reaction of fans who were naturally curious as to what was going on, I think they will be pleased that it was simply a working relationship issue, as plenty were fans of Dalryample and the efforts he’d gone to in the role.
He certainly won’t be out of work long especially given the relationship he was able to foster with most fans as he’d be an asset for any club.
A breath of fresh air after Moxey. Sad to see him go. Good luck for the future @LaurieDalrymple
— Jason (@JasonJ1987) July 10, 2019
???????? Didn't see this coming at all.
— Singhwhenyourewinning (@pedalsingh) July 10, 2019
totally agree mate, he’s done so much for us recently
— ً (@_wwfcSam) July 10, 2019
In the quiet words of the Virgin Mary – come again?
— Nick (@nwall89) July 10, 2019
— /\_/\ (@wwfcjack5) July 10, 2019
Couldn't agree more. Helped reconnect the club and fans after moxey. Huge thanks ????
— Lee Bradley (@leeb1977) July 10, 2019
What are you doing Wolves
— Oli (@01WolfO) July 10, 2019
Annouce Diego Costa as new Managing Director.
— Jonny Quinton (@JonnyQ88) July 10, 2019
The club has gone from strength to strength off the pitch because of this fella! What ever has happened, thank you @LaurieDalrymple
— Fergie (@FergusonStuart) July 10, 2019
The shirts aren’t that bad surely?
— Rich (@Richwolves64) July 10, 2019
Must of asked if we were going to sign anyone this summer ????????
— Hayden Mills (@Hayden_Millsy) July 10, 2019
I'm shocked, best MD we've had at Wolves and played a huge part in bringing the club and its supporters closer together. @LaurieDalrymple wishing you the very best for the future
— Darren Matthews ????️ (@DazzMatthews73) July 10, 2019
LOL I was thinking the same I am gutted!
— Porta1987 (@twitchPorta1987) July 10, 2019
Diego Costa for MD! ????
— Laura Jade Morris (@Morris_Dem) July 10, 2019
Well this is a bit of a shock to say the least! Suffice to say most of us are in the dark at the moment of the circumstances of his departure but as MD, Laurie helped to reconnect the club with the fans and was instrumental in improving the PR and image of Wolverhampton Wanderers
— Chris Pryce (@pockets_c) July 10, 2019