Walter Zenga retains support of Wolves players

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Wolves' players have backed under-pressure boss Walter Zenga in the face of increasing uncertainty over his future.

During an intense post-match inquest after Saturday's 1-0 defeat to Leeds – a result that left Wolves four points off the relegation zone after four defeat in five matches – the players are believed to have reiterated their support for the Italian,

writes Wolves correspondent Tim Spiers


Zenga is under increasing pressure from Fosun to deliver results.

The Express & Star understands he is currently in Dubai on a 48-hour pre-arranged trip due to family obligations and will return tonight to begin preparing for Saturday's crucial game at 22nd-placed Blackburn.

A defeat at Ewood Park may be the final straw for Wolves' new owners whose whole strategy on and off the field is centred around Premier League football.

The players though have been impressed with Zenga's methods and think he should be given more time.

During a 20-minute post-match debrief in the dressing room a number of senior players made it clear that the squad are fully supportive of Zenga, who has been in charge for 14 Championship matches after succeeding Kenny Jackett in the summer.


Whether Fosun agree that Zenga is the right man to transform Wolves' fortunes will become clear soon enough.

Ex-Sporting Lisbon and Olympiakos boss Marco Silva continues to be linked with the club. He 39-year-old is currently out of work and it's believed Wolves spoke to him in the summer.

Meanwhile, it's been reported that Cameron Borthwick-Jackson's loan spell with Wolves could be on the verge of being cut short.

The left-back has made five appearances for Zenga's team but hasn't featured in the matchday squad for Wolves' last three matches.

Manchester United are keen for the 19-year-old to be playing more regularly.


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