Wolves look to Stale Solbakken as new boss

Wolves are set to announce Norwegian manager Stale Solbakken as their new manager, as talks on Thursday came to a mutual agreement, according to The Guardian.

The 44-year-old was sacked from Bundesliga side Koln last month after poor domestic form, but has a stellar record in Scandinavia, winning five top-flight titles with FC Copenhagen and leading the Danish team to the knockout rounds of the Champions League.

Solbakken’s appointment is something of a shock, but he will be charged with leading the Molineux club straight back to the Premier League after their relegation this term.

Interim boss Terry Connor is believed to be ready to stay at the club, and may well move back into his assistant manager role that he held under Mick McCarthy.

The news of Solbakken’s appointment is expected in coming days.

By Gareth McKnight