Wolves appoint Johan Lange as first-team coach

The young Dane has left Copenhagen to help manager Stale Solbakken and assistant Terry Connor as they look to take the side back to the top flight at the first time of asking

New Wolves manager Stale Solbakken has appointed Johan Lange as first-team coach as he bids to take the club back to the Premier League.

The 32-year-old has arrived from FC Copenhagen, the same side the newly-appointed boss managed between 2006 and 2011, and will work under and assistant manager Terry Connor.

The move comes as Solbakken looks to bolster his backroom staff ahead of Wolves’ promotion push following their relegation from the top flight.

 "Johan was the coach I wanted to come and work with me at Wolves," Solbakken told the club's official website.

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"He is the youngest coach ever to achieve the highest coaching qualification in Denmark and he has many different qualities to offer."

Chief executive Jez Moxey added: "We have previously stated that Stale was going to be bringing in a coach to supplement our backroom staff and are delighted to welcome Johan to the club.

"He is a young coach with an impressive pedigree who is highly thought of in Denmark following his work with Copenhagen, and will add fresh ideas and a fresh approach to the qualities already in place with our existing backroom staff."

Solbakken was confirmed to be taking over as the new Wolves manager in May after the side finished bottom of the Premier League, failing to win any of their last 14 games.