Wolverhampton Wanderers have confirmed the appointment of former Italy international Walter Zenga as the club’s new manager.
Zenga who will now lead Hull City in its battle towards a comeback to the premier league succeeds Kenny Jackett who was sacked on Friday, eight days after the club was acquired by a Chinese conglomerate.
Wolves in a statement on its website said: “Wolves have today (Saturday) announced that Walter Zenga will become the Club’s new Head Coach.”
Zenga has previously managed and coached teams including Steaua Bucharest, Red Star Belgrade and Serie A sides, Catania, Palermo and Sampdoria. He had previously enjoyed a highly successful playing career as a goalkeeper for Inter Milan and Sampdoria.
Capped 58 times for Italy, Zenga was also his country’s first choice goalkeeper when they hosted the World Cup in 1990, helping the Azzurri to a third-placed finish.
Zenga is expected to be in the stands this afternoon as Ikeme and his troops host Swansea City in a pre-season agme, with Rob Edwards (First Team Coach) taking charge of the team.
Following the announcement of Kenny Jackett’s departure yesterday evening (Click here), Joe Gallen (Assistant Head Coach) also left Wolves with the Club’s thanks and very best wishes.
Zenga is expected to officially take up his duties at Compton Park on Monday.