Wolves Set To Appoint Former Wimbledon Midfielder Ståle Solbakken As New Boss

Alan Duffy

11th, May 2012


By Alan Duffy

The Wolverhampton Wanderers board have moved swiftly to replace poor old Terry Connor in the Wolves’ hot-seat.  Connor, in his role as caretaker boss failed to win a game and with the club already relegated, the powers-that-be at Molineux have started the rebuilding job, with former Wimbledon player Ståle Solbakken getting the nod.

The 44-year-old Norwegian enjoyed a hugely successful period as manager of FC Copenhagen between 2005 and 2011 before taking over at Bundesliga side FC Koln. However, he endured a difficult 2011/12 campaign in Germany and was shown the door not long before the club were relegated.

A few more interesting facts about Solbakken – 1) he technically died during training whilst a player at Copenhagen after suffering a cardiac arrest (he recovered, in case you were wondering), 2) he made six appearances at Wimbledon in the 1997/98 season before falling out with manager Joe Kinnear and 3) He lead Copenhagen to the last 16 of the Champions League.

Surely he can’t be any worse than Terry Connor?


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  1. MaxMad says:

    He was aboslutely amazing at Copenhagen. Beating several Danish records in the process, and actually playing a tie against Barcelona. And that’s saying something.

  2. Rodrigo says:

    ‘I don’t know who the guy is,’ says defender Roger Johnson. How is it that professional footballers don’t seem to know anything about their profession? Solbakken has hardly appeared from thin air in the football world.

  3. Rodrigo says:

    ‘I don’t know who the guy is,’ says defender Roger Johnson

    How is it that professional footballers know so little about their profession? Stale Solbakken has hardly appeared from thin air into the world of football.

  4. Crafty Clint says:

    Steel Sunhill is his English name I believe. Also good luck to him, I hope he gets rid of Stephen Hunt.

  5. Alex says:

    That’s good of them, Terry Connors career is ruined without the chance at a full league campaign

  6. Toji says:

    Gotta feel for Connor, he was thrown into a shithole of a situation.

  7. Al says:

    feel for Connor,
    is Roger Johnson the most detestable footballer around at the minute? Comes in for big money and made captain, plays shit, didn’t seem to have the stomach for a relegation dog fight, turns up drunk to training and now makes direspectful comments about his new boss, a prize tit

  8. java says:

    Agree with Rodrigo, how is it that footballers don’t follow football? Or at least anything outside the Premier League?

  9. Anonymous says:

    @java women don’t rape themselves

  10. Guff says:

    He was awful in Germany.

  11. Pierre Jean-Pierre says:

    Holy shit it’s Voldemort ?!

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