So which of the clubs at the bottom of the Premier League will avoid the big drop? If you believed some of the stories we have been hearing over recent weeks it sounds as if it will be all of them. Jason Roberts, Reading’s striker, maintains that the club is set to get out of trouble and the players have the right mind set to do so. He is set to return the club following his lay off with a hip injury so he might be right.
The Wolves manager Dean Saunders has revealed that he is extremely confident that club can survive in the division next season. Saunders took over as the manager of the club a few weeks ago.
At the time of taking over, the club still had the opportunity to finish in the play-off position because they were only six points off the pace. However, since then a poor run of form has resulted in the club falling closer to the relegation zone. A run of five matches without a victory has left the club just two points above the relegation zone.
Wolves will certainly find it hard to take the prospect of another relegation. They were only recently relegated from the Premier league. Saunders has said that he has seen enough in the players to be convinced that they will be able to survive in division. He has expressed a lot of satisfaction about the way the players have been training over the last couple of weeks. While admitting that his players are good enough to avoid relegation, Saunders refused to think that the players and himself should not assume that relegation will not come to a club like Wolves once again. Wolves' prospect of escaping relegation has been made tough by the results this weekend.
“We’ve got enough to keep us in the division as we are. We’ve got good enough players. I watched them train on Monday morning and there are a lot of them who train properly, they put their foot in and they want to win. They’re all moaning about decisions and the attitude has been good in training. But I’ve been brought here because something is wrong. I’ve got to sort it out and I will,” said Saunders. The club last managed a victory back in December.
The former Wolverhampton Wanderers manager Stale Solbakken has said that he would have certainly changed things around had he given more time.
The Norwegian manager was recently given the sack by the club after a poor run of results that left the team in the 18th position. They are just a few places and points above the relegation zone, which have urged the board to act quickly. Wolves were only recently relegated from the Premier league and they cannot go through the relegation. This would severely hamper the future of the club. Hence, despite being appointed only in the summer, the club had to relieve Solbakken of his duties.
The 44-year-old, who is now entitled for compensation close to £ 1 million, has said that he is extremely disappointed to have lost the job because it was great to work at the club. He has full confidence in his players and his tactics that he believes he would have done a better job if he had been given more time. Solbakken has admitted that he knew beforehand that he had lost the faith of the owner Steve Morgan. He has said that the performances of the team in the last four matches have been good to suggest that the form would improve.
“I feel so sorry, I have never felt so bad, because I love working here, and because there will be much better times ahead and I will not be part of it. I’m very, very disappointed to have lost my job at this time. I feel down because Bjorn Sigurdarson, Tongo Doumbia, Georg Margreitter, Bakary Sako and Razak Boukari will be very good players in England, together with the established players," said the former Wolves manager. The club are currently just six points above the relegation zone and are in the 18th position.
The Wolves manager Stale Solbakken has said that he is still a confident that he can help the club get clear of the relegation trouble after the latest defeat against Millwall left them in the 18th position just a few places above the relegation zone.
The Norwegian Stale Solbakken was appointed by the club for the start of the season looking to get the club back into the Premier league. However, they have struggled to get results of late and they have slipped to the 18th position as a result of it. The club is now winless in the last nine matches, while they have lost six matches during this period.
Their latest loss came in the 1-0 defeat against Millwall during the weekend. Fans were extremely critical of the management and the playing staff after the match, but Stale Solbakken has said that he still has complete faith that he is the right man for the job. Wolves are just seven points about the relegation zone and with the recent run of form, they will slip into even bigger trouble if results do not improve over the next few matches. The position of the manager has come under a lot of scrutiny in recent weeks due to this poor form.
“I’m worried about the situation because we aren’t winning and it’s the manager’s job to make sure we do.
But I’m full of confidence that I will turn this around and that I’m the right man. Successful “I think the players have that feeling as well – I don’t think I have to win them over. I have the biggest responsibility and I won’t hide from that. I’m the man who has to get confidence back in the team,” said the Wolves manager after the match against Millwall.
The Wolves manager Stale Solbakken has said that he is extremely proud of his players after they have made a great start to the new season.
Wolves are currently third in the Championship table and have lost just one match in the last five. This has propelled them under their new manager to the third position in the table only behind Cardiff and Leicester City. Despite having a lot of injuries, Stale Solbakken managed to put out a decent team against Blackburn Rovers during the weekend. Wolves then continued their impressive run by winning against Blackburn and also keeping a clean sheet.
Speaking after the match, the Wolves manager Stale Solbakken has said that he is delighted with the strength of his squad and hopes to get into the automatic places as soon as possible. They certainly have to make only three more points in order to reach the automatic spots. Stale Solbakken reckons that he will be able to do it because he has a very good squad at his disposal. Many pundits also believe that is the case because Wolves will be able to spend that little bit higher in the January transfer window due to the parachute payments.
"I think we were rock solid today taking into consideration how this week has been for us, taking into account injuries for Slawomir Peszko, Razak Boukari, and Kevin Doyle - who was injured in training yesterday. Bjorn Sigurdarson was sick and today I woke up with a message that Edwards had gone to hospital with his wife this morning. He just managed to get into the door and his wife gave birth to his daughter four minutes later so he couldn't play,” said the Wolves manager after the match. Wolves will have a tough match against Huddersfield next in the Championship.