Wolverhampton Wanderers have confirmed the appointment of former Italy international goalkeeper Walter Zenga as the club’s new head coach, following the dismissal of Kenny Jackett on Friday evening.
The Championship outfit, who visit Rotherham United in their 2016/17 campaign opener next Saturday (August 6), have brought in the former Red Star Belgrade, Palermo and Sampdoria coach just seven days ahead of the new season.
The 56-year-old; who earned 58 international caps for the Azzurri between 1987 and 1992, is set to be watching from the stands inside Molineux as his new squad take on Premier League outfit Swansea City on Saturday afternoon, although first-team coach Rob Edwards will take charge of the team for the match.
After being bought by Chinese investment group Fosun International, the new owners decided to sack 54-year-old Jackett after leading the club to 14th in the Championship standings last term.
Wolves’ director, Jeff Shi, told the club’s official website, “We’re delighted to appoint Walter as the new Head Coach of Wolves.
“He has an excellent track record both as a player and as a coach, and a wealth of experience he can bring to his new role at Wolves.
“Walter is a hugely passionate personality who lives for football and is fiercely determined to succeed in everything that he does.
“We are looking forward to working with him, and supporting him in the shared aim of trying to help Wolves achieve promotion back to the Premier League.”