Wolves hire Stale Solbakken as new manager

Wolverhampton Wanderers has hired former Cologne coach Stale

Solbakken to take charge of the club following its relegation from

the English Premier League.

The 44-year-old Solbakken led FC Copenhagen to five Danish

titles before joining Cologne a year ago. But the former Norway

midfielder was fired last month by Cologne, which was relegated

from the Bundesliga last weekend.

Wolves central defender Roger Johnson told Sky Sports News: ”I

don’t know who the guy is to be honest. It is out of the

blue.”

Terry Connor, who has been in charge of Wolves since Mick

McCarthy was fired in February, will lead the team in its final

match in the topflight on Sunday at Wigan before standing down.

Wolves will play in the League Championship next season.