Exclusive: Aakjaer warns Solbakken of huge Cologne challenge

Solbakken, who has led FC Copenhagen to the Danish Superliga five times, will take over as Cologne boss on July 1st.

Aakjaer told Ontheminute.com: “Cologne is a big and prestige club with a great history, and its quite a step up for Stale Solbakken from the danish Superleague to one of the strongest leagues in the world with a lot of pressure, much more people to the matches and a total different level than he is used to from Denmark.

“He has not that much experience total as a coach (around 7 years total) – but he is very intelligent and a strong motivator so he could be the right choice for Cologne i think.”

Reports have suggested Solbakken could decide to bring some players from FC Copenhagen with him to Cologne.

Aakjaer added: “Regarding players from FC Copenhagen to Cologne – i really do not know, but quite a lot of the players contracts are ending now or next summer, so maybe..”