Wolves fire manager Solbakken after cup loss

Wolverhampton Wanderers has fired manager Stale Solbakken after

the team was beaten in the FA Cup by non-league side Luton.

The contracts of the former Norway midfielder and two members of

his coaching staff were terminated with Wolves only six points

above the relegation zone in the second-tier League Championship

after being relegated from the English Premier League last


Solbakken, who has previously led FC Copenhagen to five Danish

titles, took charge at Wolves only last May.

A Wolves statement cited a ”hugely disappointing run of

performances and results” for Solbakken losing his job.

Luton, which plays in the fifth tier, beat Wolves 1-0 on

Saturday to reach the FA Cup fourth round.