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Wolves sack manager after just 6 months

Solbakken Wolverhampton Wanderers

Courtesy of “stateofthegame.co.uk”

Championship side, Wolverhampton Wanderers have sacked their manager, Stale Solbakken after just 6 months in the job at Molineux.

Wolves earlier in the day had lost in a shock defeat to non-league side, Luton Town and a week after a home defeat to Ipswich Town and their former manager, Mick McCarthy.

The 44 year old Norwegian who lasted only a season with German side, Koln, who were relegated, has now lost another job having struggled to please Wolves fans since taking over in the summer.

Wolves were relegated from the Premier League under McCarthy last season, but Solbakken was appointed with hopes he could steer the Wolves side towards a promotion position and an immediate Premier League return.

Some may say that 6 months is not long enough a chance, but quite simply Solbakken has over stayed his time.

Wolves sit 18th in the Championship with just 31 points, and thus just 6 points above of the relegation zone and 25 points of the division leaders, Cardiff City.

Wolves have only won 3 games in their last 17, with both coming in the last 10 games.

Eyes will now be on who the next Wolves manager will be;

Alan Curbishley and Steve Bruce were both interviewed before Solbakken’s appointment on July 1st, so some may believe the two are favorites. However, most betting companies have put former Bolton and Burnley manager, Owen Coyle as the favourite, he is currently unemployed. There are plenty of managers who are unemployed with Championship and Premier League managerial experience.

But reports now suggest that Doncaster Rovers manager, Dean Saunders has been approached, suggesting he is the stand out favourite.

The loss to Luton Town today was the last straw for the Wolves board, with a strong 11 named, Wolves slumped to a 1-0 defeat away in the FA Cup 3rd round, thanks to a 46th minute goal from Alex Lawless.

By Stowe Gregory @stowegregory