Wolves boss Solbakken's car vandalised

Police are investigating after a can of paint was thrown over the Norwegian's vehicle, but the former Koln manager insists it has not affected his relationship with supporters
Police are investigating after the car of Wolves manager Stale Solbakkenwas vandalised outside his apartment.

A can of paint was thrown over the vehicle and the authorities have now opened lines of enquiry after speaking to Solbakken on Thursday.

The Wolves boss insists the incident hasn’t affected his view of supporters but feels the need to investigate further to protect his family.

He told reporters: “For me this does not affect in any way the good reaction I have had from Wolves supporters since I have been at the club.

“I fully accept that there will be questions asked by fans after our recent run, but this is about protecting my family and that is why we have called the Police in to investigate.

“I would repeat though – I have nothing but praise for the support I have had, even during the bad times we have had recently.

“I think the Wolves fans are fair and very reasonable, and I am committed to bringing them the success they deserve.”

Wolves dropped to 18th in the Championship following their loss to Millwall on Tuesday, leading to suggestions that Solbakken had lost the dressing room.

However, the Norwegian has dismissed these reports and is adamant he has the full support of his team.

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He added: “I am always very honest and open with the media, and have no problem with many stories even if they are critical ones,” said the manager.

“But when I was told about this today, I felt I had to respond.

“We have a team meeting with the players the day after every match, and they are always encouraged to give their views.

“At this meeting I asked them why they felt we have been unable to reproduce our first half performances in the second half of recent matches, and that was the main focus of the meeting.

“We didn’t talk about zonal marking, and Sako’s role in the team as a key player was mentioned, but the question was mainly about why we didn’t start the second half in the same way as the first, because there shouldn’t really be any difference.

“We had an open dialogue, which is normal, and it was nothing to do with a lot of the reasons mentioned in this report.

“It is disappointing because I don’t think anything that goes on in a dressing room should be made public, whether the details are correct or incorrect."