Stale Solbakken has been confirmed as the new Wolverhampton Wanderers manager.
The Norweigian will replace caretaker manager Terry Connor from July 1st, meaning Connor remains in charge for Wolves’ final game of the season at Wigan.
Solbakken joins after losing his job at German side Cologne, where he spent just one season in charge.
However, he has had extensive success in Denmark: winning five domestic league titles with FC Copenhagan.
Wolves’ Chief Executive Jez Moxey confirmed the appointment with this statement:
“Following talks with Stale Solbakken I am happy to confirm that he has agreed to become our new manager.
“He will be formally introduced to the media on Monday.”
44 year old Solbakken is a former player himself, and represented Norway 58 times. He added his own brief statement:
“I am delighted to be taking up the important challenge to manage Wolves.
“It’s an exciting opportunity to manage a great club and I can’t wait to get started.”
Solbakken has been involved in English footballer before, after playing a handful of games for Wimbledon in the late 90s.
However, he stopped playing after suffering a heart attack during training.
His heart stopped beating for seven minutes and he was pronounced clinically dead at the scene, but he was revived in the ambulance seven minutes later.