Date: 13th June 2017 at 1:45pm
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It has not even been a year since the Chinese investment company, Fosun, bought Wolves from business owner Steve Morgan and sacked Kenny Jackett days later.

Three managers down since then and next in the hot seat is Nuno Espírito Santo.

The question on a lot of Wolves fans’ lips is…Can Nuno really be the man to finally take Wolves back to the Premier League? 

The answer is, yes, he can but only if stability is implemented by the new owners.

The start of last season for Wolves fans was a strange one and to be totally honest, it only got stranger as the months went by.

An influx of players, the arrival of Walter Zenga, followed by his sacking and then the arrival of Paul Lambert, the FA Cup run and some relegation worries was all a bit overwhelming when the season was meant to be that of high expectations and some sort of contention for promotion.

The new owners have not got it right, fully, yet and it can be agreed that last season was a bit of a trial and error period for Jeff Shi and the rest of his Fosun counterparts.

This immediately highlights the need for stability at Wolves.

As stated before, the club has gone through a lot of changes since the takeover and it has not even been a year yet.

Wolves need to settle on one manager and let him have his time to create the squad he wants.

The arrival of Nuno will allow that and it also allows Fosun to learn from their mistakes from last summer.

Last summer’s transfer window saw too many players come in and not show enough promise, apart from Hélder Costa who was eventually signed permanently in January.

The purchase of Ben Marshall back in the same month can also be seen as good one but that purchase was made under Paul Lambert.

There cannot be a huge amount of players introduced into the team again as it takes too much time to get them working.

Nuno will have to make sure he knows what players he wants to work with and build his team as early as possible.

It will be tough for him to do this though if he is made to build a team of players that have been suggested by super agent, Jorge Mendes, who now has links to the club and is rumoured to have quite a big say in transfers.

Fosun have not yet had a problem with financially backing whoever is in charge and that should not change with Nuno.

There are plenty of positions that need addressing in the Wolves squad and it remains to be seen whether Nuno relies on his own knowledge of players from the continent, or advice from others in regards to current English league players and youth players or a mix of both.

A mix of both should see the perfect balance for Nuno’s tactical plans, continental flair, young players getting an opportunity whilst hopefully remaining vigilant and physical to grind out results in a notoriously tough league.

Wolves are in need of a clinical goal scorer and have been lacking one for some time now.

David Edwards scored 10 goals from midfield and Hélder Costa reached 12 in the last campaign.

Wolves cannot rely on two midfielders to get them the goals, especially as it can be argued that Dave Edwards had his best season so far in the Old Gold and Black but at the age of 31, it is unlikely that he will be able to replicate that form for much longer.

It is also rumoured that Hélder Costa may be on his way out of Wolves after a successful first season.

The young Portuguese playmaker may be tempted to stay though due to the Portuguese link he will have with Nuno.

Nouha Dicko is yet to reach the form he had before the injury he sustained at the start of the 2015/2016 season, it also remains to be seen if Michal Zyro can reach the form he possessed when he first arrived, after suffering a long term injury, and Jón Dadi Bödvarsson is a useful player but is just not consistent enough.

Wolves are in desperate need of a similar attacking force as to the one they had two seasons ago, with Nouha Dicko, Benik Afobe and Bakary Sako supplying plenty of goals that turned Wolves into play-off contenders.

Wolves have midfielders in abundance and question marks still remain over players such as Romain Saïss and Prince Oniangué  and only time will tell to see if they are in Nuno’s plans.

Added to this, Wolves are also in need of a recognized left-back to sure up their defence.

If Portuguese man, Silvio can shake off the injury problems that he was having last season then he may well just be the answer.

The key is for Nuno to be able to acquire the services of the players he wants.

Added to this, it’s important that he decides what current players are needed and not needed. From this he can then start implementing his tactics without too much changing around of personnel.

It was reported in the Express and Star that Nuno is more likely to a solid style of play that will keep Wolves compact and also make them hard to beat which is important in such a competitive league.

Overall, Nuno has the credentials of to succeed at a high level, and there’s no reason why he cannot succeed at Wolves if there is a successful summer transfer window, along with the introduction of Nuno’s hard to break down style of play.

The problem lies with Fosun as they seem to be very keen on getting immediate success and I think if Nuno does not impress within at least the first six months of his tenure, then he could be shown the door pretty swiftly.

This will only bring the club back to stage 1 again and making no apparent progress towards promotion.

Unless Nuno has a dreadful season and the club are deep in relegation trouble, then Fosun need to keep hold of Nuno, allow him time to build a squad around his tactical plans and his players.

Only then will a return to the top flight be on the cards in the next season as well as seasons to come.

Wolves fans, comment below whether you think Nuno will be a success and why?