Boss Ståle Solbakken this afternoon highlighted Patrick Weiser’s personality and coaching skills as a double boost to Wolves’ backroom team.
Weiser had a quick turnaround at the Compton training ground today, arriving and quickly departing with the team ahead of tomorrow’s npower Championship trip to Huddersfield.
He has been confirmed as Wolves’ new head coach, with summer arrival Johan Lange moving up to the role of assistant manager.
Solbakken worked with Weiser at Cologne last season and, amid some troubled times, saw plenty of qualities which he will bring to Molineux.
“Patrick is someone I worked closely with at Cologne last year,” said the boss.
“I like his way of coaching and I like his way of treating people – he was one of the few people who stayed steady and loyal in good and bad days.
“He’s hardworking and didn’t get involved in the politics, which many did or were forced to do or chose to.
“Patrick’s not just a good coach but a very good human being too.
“He knows how we work and what I expect from him and what he expects from me, and what football we want to play.
“He showed during what was a very turbulent year that he’s a strong character.
“Patrick also has a good playing background having played a lot of Bundesliga games and knows how footballers think.
“He also speaks good French after playing in France (for Rennes) which will be of benefit for our situation now.”
Solbakken says that completes his reshaping of the backroom staff, adding that Tony Daley and Pat Mountain will also take on added responsibilities to their current fitness and goalkeeping coaching roles.
The manager has also been impressed by the work being done by Steve Weaver with the club’s Under-21 team having made a fine start to the season in the new Premier Reserve League.
He also confirmed today that the arrival of Jermaine Pennant means Wolves won’t be following up any interest in winger Somen Tchoyi, who had been training at Compton.
Kevin Doyle is also fit again after his injured thigh and is back in the squad at Huddersfield.