The wing-back revealed the whole squad are aware of Fosun’s goals and believes ‘good times lie ahead’ at Molineux.
And the 26-year-old says it is up to the players to achieve that success. Fosun have set out a 10-year-plan of establishing Wolves as a top Premier League club, with chairman Jeff Shi stating earlier this week that they hope to become better than Manchester City.
Doherty said: “We’re pretty aware that they (Fosun) mean business. They’re looking for Wolves to go as high as they can as quick as we can. It’s up to us, the players that are here at the moment, to try to produce for them because all the stuff that they’re doing – the players that they’re bringing in and the training ground – they’re backing us so we have to back them as well. The club has changed completely since I first came here.
“The board has changed with takeovers and new owners. The philosophy has changed. The training ground has changed – the new-build wasn’t there when I first came.
“At the back (of the Compton training ground) you can see the place is getting re-done completely (with new first-team training pitches). It’s a completely different place and it’s obviously for the better.
“All the things that have happened have brought success eventually. And so there are good times ahead.”
But he added: “You’ve got to be on the top of your game at all times if you want to survive, with the way that the club wants to go. The players here are prepared that’s going to be the case and if you’re good enough you will survive.”
Wolves’ ascension into the Premier League has been spearheaded by Portuguese boss Nuno Espirito Santo, who was appointed last summer – and Doherty says he is the best manager he has ever worked with.
“He’s definitely the best coach that I’ve worked with, 100 per cent,” said Doherty.
“He’s out on the training pitch every day. Some managers might just be on the sidelines and let the coaches take the training sessions. But he takes every session. With managers that we’ve had here before, the players that didn’t play would train and the manager wouldn’t even go out to watch that session, but he’s there taking it. And that just helps the boys. I remember I used to train when I wasn’t playing and if the manager doesn’t come out, it’s hard to get into it – there’s nobody watching who you’re trying to impress. Stuff like that helps a lot. His man-management skills are excellent. He’s just a top, top manager.”