Eyebrows were raised when Wanderers announced the former Copenhagen boss as their new manager, but the ex-Norway defender has no doubts about his old team mateManchester United and Blackburn Rovers defender Henning Berg is backing new Wolverhampton Wanderers manager Stale Solbakken to transform the relegated club into a highly-organised, attacking outfit, capable of achieving promotion at the first attempt.
Berg, one of only six players to win the Premier League title with two clubs, knows Solbakken well, having played many times together for the national side, and he believes that the former Copenhagen boss will turn Wolves into a versatile, offensive unit, whilst simultaneously organising a defence that conceded 82 goals in 38 matches last season.
"He's quite flexible in his approach, but Wolves will have ambitions to go back up so he will play offensive football," Berg told the Express and Star.
"Look at Copenhagen – they played offensive football but more defensive in the Champions League when he had to adapt.
"I saw Wolves concede lots of goals last season through a lack of organisation, but that’s one thing he will make sure is much better.
"Then he will get players in the right positions and they will play offensive football."
Solbakken heads to Wolves on the back of a disappointing stint in Germany as manager of the relegated Bundesliga side FC Koln, preceded by a trophy-laden spell as manager of Copenhagen, and Berg says that both experiences will stand Solbakken in good stead at Molineux.
"People say he had an easy job to win the title at Copenhagen," added Berg.
"But you still have to manage the team and beat whatever opposition is in front of you.
"He had a difficult time in Germany but I’m sure that was a learning experience for him and he will take that to Wolves."