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Kevin Doyle signs 4 year Wolves deal

28 September 2011 2,788 views No Comment Written by Ronan

Republic of Ireland international striker Kevin Doyle has signed a four year contract extension with Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Doyle had two years left at Molineux, but his new deal will see him stay with Wolves until 2015. The 28 year old Wexford man was Wolves’ record signing back in 2009, moving from Reading for £6.5 million. Since then, he has gone on to score fifteen Premier League goals for the club, and played a pivotal role in keeping Mick McCarthy’s side in the Premiership.

“I’m delighted to have signed the new contract,” Doyle admitted. “It’s something we’ve talked about for a while and to be honest it’s been agreed for a while between myself and the manager and it was just a case of everything getting it all sorted. I don’t really think there was anything in the speculation this summer. I’d actually spoken to the gaffer on the very first day of pre-season when we talked about this contract and I was keen to get it done. I am very happy here and am just looking forward to carrying on with the season.”

Mick McCarthy admits that Doyle is crucial part to his side staying in the Premier League, and told the club’s official website of his delight at the deal. “It’s great news that Kevin has signed the new contract and his future is now secured for another four years,” McCarthy said. “He has been a key player for us in maintaining our Premier League status over the last two seasons when he has made a major contribution.

“From day one when he arrived he settled at the club and has been the consummate professional in the way he plays and also conducts himself off the pitch. He remains a big part of what we are trying to achieve here, and we are delighted that he has agreed to extend his stay.”

The Wolves boardroom is also happy with the deal, with CEO Jez Moxley expressing his happiness at the contract extension. “We always had Kevin on our radar for a new contract,” Moxley said. “It was just a matter of getting the timing right and as he has less than two years remaining on his current deal, it was time to address it. Kevin was delighted to commit to Wolves for a further four years. As I always say, contract management of our players forms a big part of our overall strategy and we all know the massive contribution Kevin has made to the Club in the last two years.

“He is one of those players who is a real credit to his profession not only with his performances on the pitch but his attitude to his job and his commitment to the Club and our objectives. He may have arrived as our record signing as we prepared for our first season back in the Barclays Premier League in 2009, but he has proved to be invaluable and we are all delighted he has agreed to sign a new and extended contract.”

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