EXPECT CHANGES

Wolverhampton Wanderers manager Stale Solbakken has said that he expects some changes within the playing squad in the next few months. Wolverhampton Wanderers were recently relegated from the Premier league after three years in the top division, and missed a Steven Gerrard-style figure.

As a result, a number of high profile players like Stephen Fletcher are expected to depart the club in this transfer window partly because the club needs to reduce the wage bill, while partly because the player who wants to play in the top division.

As a result, the manager Stale Solbakken has said that he expects certain changes to be made to the playing staff in order to make the season financially feasible.
Wolves have been sensible than the last three years in the Premier league state. As a result, they will have little troubles in coping with the new financial implications of being in the Championship.

They will continue to receive the parachute payments for the next two seasons, but they are taking no chances with respect to the wage bill of the club. Kevin Doyle has been one player who has been linked heavily with a move to the Premier league and the manager admitted that it would be tough to hold on to the Republic of Ireland international.

"In football when you drop down a division I think there will always be players who will be attractive to the bigger division. It's impossible to say how many at the moment but it is always like this. I think there will be comings and goings. I think you always want some fresh faces after a season like last season and there are also players who may find a challenge more suitable to their situation elsewhere," said the Norwegian. Wolves will be playing against Leeds United on the opening day of the new season.

WOLVES WANT MANCIENNE

Former Premier league club Wolverhampton Wanderers are looking at the possibility of bringing former Chelsea defender Michael Mancienne on a permanent deal from Hamburg in the summer. The club were recently relegated from the Premier league after a very poor season under Mick McCarthy, who was replaced by Terry Connor.

However, he was unable to stop the club from getting relegated. As a result, he also did not get the job permanently, as the club appointed Stale Solbakken in his position. It is understood that Stale Solbakken is looking at bringing Michael Mancienne to the Molineux in what would be his fourth spell at the club.

Michael Mancienne has already spent three spells at the club on a loan deal from Chelsea. He recently made his permanent move to German club Hamburg, but it is thought that the England under 21 star is looking at returning to England to stay closer with his family. It is expected that the former under 21 international will cost around £ 3 million for the Championship club. The number of clubs are looking at the possibility of signing Wolves defender Roger Johnson, who was one of the culprits responsible for the club's relegation last season. Michael Mancienne would replace Roger Johnson is that is the case.

Michael Mancienne's first spell at the Molineux came back in 2008. He further went on to have two spells on loan at the club during the reign of former manager Mick McCarthy. Wolves tried a lot to sign the player on a permanent basis, but they failed to agree a fee with Chelsea. In the end, he moved to German club Hamburg in a reported deal worth around £ 2 million. A number of the high-profile Wolves players are being linked with a move to Premier league clubs.

WOLVES FUTURE IS BRIGHT

Wolves chief executive Jez Moxey has said that the future of the club is bright, despite the fact that they have been relegated from the Premier league this season.

Wolves were relegated from the Premier league this season after finishing bottom of the table, which also brought an end to their three-year stay in the top flight.

Due to the fact that they have a number of experienced Premier league stars at the club, they are expected to struggle in the Championship where finances are not even comparable to the top division. Hence, they are expected to sell a number of high profile players including Kevin Doyle, who is tipped to move to Celtic.

This has put a major doubt in the future of the club, but Jez Moxey has revealed that he is not worried about the future of the club because it appears extremely bright.

Manager Mick McCarthy was sacked midway through the season after failing to get the team out of the relegation trouble. Interim manager Terry Connor came in his place, but he was unable to stop the rot in the final few matches of the campaign. Even though they will be receiving the parachute payments for the next two years, there remains doubts regarding the future of the club.

"I don't think people realise how difficult it is to stay in this Premier League. We've had Swansea City and Norwich thrown in our face all season but how will they be a little further down the road? We shall see. We have suffered a bitterly disappointing relegation. I like to think the players we want to keep will accept the responsibility to put it right and to put a smile back on the faces of our fans. We're clear about what we want to achieve," said Jez Moxey regarding the plans for Wolves in the coming seasons.

WOLVES SET TO FINISH BOTTOM

Former Liverpool manager Graeme Souness has said that Wolverhampton Wanderers will finish bottom of the table irrespective of the way they play in the last two matches.

Wolverhampton Wanderers have already been relegated from the Premier league after failing to turn round their season even after the appointment of assistant manager Terry Connor in the full-time role.

Wolves sacked manager Mick McCarthy midway through the season after pressure from the fans for the results, but the arrival of Terry Connor has only made things worse. Their relegation from the Premier league was confirmed a few weeks ago after a defeat to Manchester city.

Now, it looks like they will finish bottom of the table, although Terry Connor has been urging his players to finish the season strongly. Yet, former Liverpool manager Graeme Souness is of the opinion that Wolves will get what they deserve this season – bottom place in the Premier league. The club has been in the rock bottom position of the Premier league since February and it is highly unlikely that they will be able to get the points on the board to overtake Blackburn – the nearest placed team. It remains to be seen over the last two match days who will be joining Wolves in the Championship next season.

“It is their third year in the Premiership and each has been a struggle for them. It’s a hard league, we all know that. And your league position doesn’t tell a lie – that’s what you are. It’s not a case of a bad month, a bad run of injuries or bad suspensions. Where you end up at the end of the season really tells you what sort of squad you have. I think Wolves are where they deserve to be, unfortunately, for their supporters,” Souness said ahead of the Everton match for Wolves.

WOLVES WILL KEEP PLAYERS

Wolves chief executive Jez Moxey has said that the club will not be looking at the possibility of selling of their key players in the summer after their relegation from the Premier league was confirmed following the 2-0 defeat at the hands of Manchester City.

Even though it has been known for quite a while that Wolves were going down, the club would not have expected to be the first to drop out of the Premier league this season.

This brings an end to their three-year stay in the Premier league. A lot has been spoken about the player wages at Wolves, but Chief executive Jez Moxey has said that the club will be able to deal with the situation quite comfortably.

Wolves will be receiving the parachute payments for the next two seasons in the Championship. The significantly improved parachute payments is expected to help Wolves over the next couple of seasons, as they look to return back to the Premier league.

Wolves have been on the down ever since sacking manager Mick McCarthy. The club have not been able to appoint a suitable replacement in his place. The promotion of assistant manager Terry Connor to the post of the manager of the club certainly has not worked.

"I am not sure it is inevitable we will lose players. I think there will be interest in some of our players but we are in a very good financial position. We have got players under long-term contracts, we are under no pressure to sell. But let's get the season finished, get a manager in place, get that sorted out and then address the reshaping of our team that is required. It is an opportunity to try to get stronger," he told Sky Sports News following the 2-0 defeat against Manchester City at the Molineux.

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