Club legend Steve Bull has described Sir Jack Hayward as a man who "put his heart and soul" into Wolves.
Paying tribute to Sir Jack, who died earlier today aged 91, Bull described the club's former owner and president as the man who made Wolves what they are today.
Bull, the club's all-time top scorer, was in the team when Sir Jack purchased Wolves for £2.1 million in 1990.
He said: "The club needed picking up and he was the man to do it. He put his heart and soul into it and was a Black Country lad who wanted the club to do well.
"He could not have done any more for Wolves and this is a very sad day."
Fellow Wolves legend John Richards, who also worked with Sir Jack as the club's managing director during the 1990s, described him as being the ideal figurehead for the club
Richards said: "He was a very special man. You don't get many people who take that sort of approach to running a club.
"I always thought he was the ideal figurehead for Wolves in that it is very much a community club.
"He did a lot for the club and a lot for the town. His heart was always in Wolverhampton and what he did will never be forgotten."
He added: "You couldn't meet a nicer man. He was a very funny man and always had a lot of stories to tell.
"I think he naturally became the centre of attention. Some people might have called him shy but he was really outgoing. He just had a fantastic attitude. He could mix with anyone."