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Ståle Solbakken to be named new Wolves boss

Ståle Solbakken to be named new Wolves boss

As predicted by Vital Wolves Ståle Solbakken is to be officially announced as the new permanent manager of Wolves later today.

The 44-year-old has won five league titles in Denmark with Copenhagen, winning the Danish Superliga in 2005-06, 2006-07, 2008-09, 2009-10 and 2010-11, he also won the Danish Cup in 2009.

His record earned him a move to Bundesliga side FC Köln, but after just one year in charge he lost his job and is set to join Wolves on July 1st as a free agent.

'I am delighted to be taking up the important challenge to manage Wolves.' he told the BBC.

Wolves Chief Executive Jez Moxey confirmed the appointment on Wolves Official Website: "Following talks with Ståle Solbakken I am happy to confirm that he has agreed to become our new manager. He will be formally introduced to the media on Monday."

A press conference will be held later, where the appointment will be made official.

Vital Wolves Comment: His lack of knowledge in the English game is the main worry about this appointment.

He has been here before, but a brief stint with Wimbledon, doesn't really cut it when you are expected to lead a team back to the Premier League at the first attempt.

Personally I see this as a gamble and dare I say it, perhaps a cheap option?

But after making some money on Terry Connor being announced as manager, its nice to make the same trip again to collect my winnings this afternoon as I backed him earlier this week!

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Writer:Akela
Date:Friday May 11 2012
Time: 10:52AM

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whatever our pre-conceptions about this, lets get behind him....things can only get better!!!!
gregory house
11/05/2012 10:55:00
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Absolutely ! Could be an astute move, at the very least we now have someone on the case who has plenty of time on his hands to assess the squad. In other good news, it looks like good old davey jones is sniffing around johnson... new manager in, rogue defender out, double good news day !! UTW !
AdMant
11/05/2012 11:12:00
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I cant decide whether this is absolute madness or a masterstroke. to be honest, I think it might well be the former.
oxfordspur
11/05/2012 11:21:00
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I agree and if anyone can bring a team back from the dead, it surely is someone who ...
Southbank60
11/05/2012 11:22:00
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are we your guilty please oxfordspur?
gregory house
11/05/2012 11:55:00
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I think he likes it here....let's hope it's a master stroke because judging by the players reactions they all look terrified which might not be a bad thing.
Rustmonkey
11/05/2012 12:29:00
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We've been promised this huge war chest next season but isn't it a fact that the league are stopping clubs spending over a certain amount next season....I heard 6 mil mentioned......anyone??
Rustmonkey
11/05/2012 12:46:00
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The new guy looks solid to me :) Lets get behind him now !
PanFiluta
11/05/2012 13:22:00
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Just collected my winnings, lovely.
Akela
11/05/2012 13:52:00
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Congrats! Ståle had a difficult time in Cologne, because players were not behind him. I think he'll bring Wolves back where the club belongs, and probably bring in. He's a good manager, and has a passion for the game. As a player he was underrated. Best of luck!!!
Norway_Spurs_fan
11/05/2012 17:50:00
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