Wolves delay as Stale's search for a coach goes on

Wolves boss Stale Solbakken this afternoon admitted his search for a coach has become “more complicated” over financial negotiations.

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Solbakken said on Friday he had narrowed his search down to a shortlist of two as yet un-named candidates following interviews after the departure of Terry Connor two weeks ago.

But it appears a rethink is on the cards.

The Norwegian quickly ruled out big names such Ray Wilkins and Joe Jordan, while Bolton academy director Sammy Lee and ex-Villa reserve team manager Kevin MacDonald were also linked, but there are plenty of other applicants. “I don’t want to say there’s been a setback but maybe it’s a little more complicated than we first thought over certain things,” Solbakken told the Express & Star.

“It’s always like that – this could either be a free transfer or a fee!

“I don’t think it will be an expensive one! But it could be one where we need to negotiate.

“We’re still searching. We’ve interviewed some people but there are always hiccups along the way.

“Some people are under contract, some aren’t, and I don’t want to make a mistake.” Solbakken isn’t panicking and said he and first-team coach Johan Lange can continue to work as they are in the short term.

“At the moment, we’re in control and we can work like this for two or three months – certainly we can work for a short period the way we’re working now,” he said.