Top 10 alternative random old Wimbledon players Wolves could appoint as their new manager
With Wolves set to name former Wimbledon midfielder Stale Solbakken as their new manager, OTP touts 10 other former Dons players who could take on the Molineux job.
1. Hans Segers
OTP can’t understand how Hans Segers isn’t the frontrunner. Who snapped up everybody’s second favourite betting irregularity goalkeeper when he left Wimbledon? Wolves, of course. Plus he’s currently on Martin Jol’s coaching staff, and Wolves love to bring in untried coaching staff as their manager.
2. Peter Fear
Many a Premier League manager has been placed on gardening leave, so how about convincing a manager to leave gardening? According to his (probably inaccurate) Wikipedia page, Fear has started a gardening business. The former midfielder has also appeared as a contestant on The Weakest Link, so he’s definitely more accustomed to coping with pressure than Terry Connor.
3. Trond Andersen
We see your Stale Solbakken and we raise you Trond Andersen, who hung around considerably longer. He was also the guitarist in a Crazy Gang supergroup formed by football muso Gareth Ainsworth.
4. Stewart Castledine
Castledine deserves your admiration. He got within one season of a testimonial at Wimbledon, but clocked up just 28 appearances in his nine years. He’s also coached AFC Wimbledon Ladies, who we dare say have a better defensive record than Wolves.
5. Robbie Earle
It’s definitely time to bring Robbie back into the British soccer fold. And with season ticket renewals likely to be down following Wolves’ relegation, they could count on the former Jamaica international to help shift tickets.
6. Andy Thorn
The current Coventry City boss has shown he is more than capable of running a sinking ship without getting sacked. Plus he can compete with Big Mick McCarthy in the scary stare stakes.
7. Neil Shipperley
It’s going to take someone with a big personality to get Wolves back into the Premier League and, if you’ve seen any recent photos, Shipperley is certainly larger than life.
8. Terry Phelan
Just like Big Mick, Phelan was a stalwart Republic of Ireland defender despite being born in the north of England. Throw in his Dons pedigree and it’s got to be worth bringing Terry back from his current role as a football development manager in Panjim, India.
9. John Fashanu
Granted, he’s not got a great amount of management experience but his time as the host of the Nigerian version of Deal Or No Deal should stand him in good stead in the transfer market. Awooga!
10. Øyvind Leonhardsen
If you want a Norwegian former Wimbledon midfielder to become your new manager, why settle for less than the very best? Leonhardsen is the way to go.