Wolves managerial flop Stale Solbakken gets new contract at current club despite lack of silverware

The Norwegian was poor for Wolves, but is loved at Copenhagen.

Stale Solbakken is certainly not a manager who is held in high regard at Wolverhampton Wanderers. The Norwegian, who spent time at Wimbledon in his playing career, only lasted six months at the club after taking over from Terry Connor.

He was sacked after a shock FA Cup exit against then non-league Luton Town with Wolves 18th in The Championship.

He was well known for some dubious signings and mediocre performances from Wolves and fans were fairly happy when he got the boot.

Prior to taking the Wolves job Solbakken had been head coach at FC Koln in Germany, which was also a fairly disappointing stint as manager.

But before that he was at FC Copenhagen, the club he retired at after a heart attack in 2001.

He was well-known for taking Copenhagen all the way in the Champions League on a regular basis, and after leaving Wolves he went back to the club in 2013.

He is yet to win silverware back at Copenhagen, the former Wolves boss trailing in the wake of emerging sides such as AaB, Nordsjaelland and this season's runaway leaders FC Midtjylland.

But despite that, he has just been rewarded with a new contract at the club. Copenhagen have extended his deal, which was due to expire in 2016, until 2018, so he is clearly doing something right at the club.

Wolves fans however will wonder how he is so popular.

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