Copenhagen fires Jacobs, Solbakken returns

FC Copenhagen has fired coach Ariel Jacobs after a poor showing

in the domestic league, re-signing former manager Stale

Solbakken.

Club director Anders Horsholt says Jacobs was fired Wednesday

after the Danish champions had disappointed so far this season.

Copenhagen has lost its last five matches in the 12-club Super

League and ranks second last with two points.

Under Solbakken, the former Norway midfielder who managed

Copenhagen from 2006-2011, the team won the league five times and

reached the knockout stages of the UEFA Champions League. After

Copenhagen, the 45-year-old Solbakken joined Cologne and later

Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Before joining Copenhagen, Jacobs coached Belgian powerhouse

Anderlecht from 2007, guiding them to two league titles and one

Belgian Cup.