Graham Turner today backed Kenny Jackett to turn Wolves around and win promotion this season.
The pair lock horns tomorrow when Shrewsbury boss Turner hosts his old club for the first time competitively since he left in March 1994.
And boyhood Wolves fan Turner believes Jackett, who replaced Dean Saunders in June, is the right choice to end the spiralling decline that had engulfed the club.
“I haven’t seen Wolves play personally so there’s that reservation, but he went in at a time where there were a lot of things that needed sorting out,” said Turner.
“But it’s also a good time for a manager to go into a club.
“There was plenty there he could get his teeth into and it looks as though he’s doing that.
“Results have gone well so there’s an indication he’s starting to put things right there.
“And I think most people would expect to see Wolves as a Championship side next season.
“I don’t know if they’re the best attacking side in the division because, as I said, I haven’t seen them yet.
“There are one or two clubs in League One with good forward players capable of scoring goals, such as Coventry.
“Until you go against them you’re never quite sure, but they’ve got some outstanding players. However, my only concern now is getting Shrewsbury into a good position in the league.”