Walter Zenga Appointed Wolves Head Coach

Mick Bates by Mick Bates / 30 July 2016, 11:40

Only 12 hours after sacking Kenny Jackett in the middle of their pre-season preparations, Wolverhampton Wanderers have appointed former Italian international goalkeeper Walter Zenga as head coach.

Jackett, who was sacked shortly after a takeover of the club by a Chinese consortium enjoyed mixed fortunes as Wolves manager, never quite managing to get the team into the play-offs, a 7th place finish in the 2014-2015 season being the closest he came.

No doubt seeking a name for their first managerial appointment, the Chinese consortium turned to the 56 year old Italian who has had a varied managerial career, taking in clubs from Italy, Romania and the Middle East.

Unfortunately Zenga has had very limited success in any of these roles which has seen his most recent job last less than 6 months.

It remains to be seen whether he can buck this trend with Wolves, but he's likely to been assured of significant funds to improve the squad and spent wisely, that could see them challenging for promotion.

Punters were unable to get significant money down on the Italian, who was heavily linked following Jackett's sacking late on Friday night and as short as 1/10 with the bookmakers' before Zenga's appointment was announced.

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