Tony Cascarino has made a pessimistic prediction ahead of the start of Wolves’ Premier League season.
In the Times, former Chelsea striker Cascarino said he thinks the Old Gold will be relegated come May.
He also said that Bruno Lage is already under pressure, which is a slightly bizarre claim before a ball has even been kicked.
When asked where Wolves will finish and said: “18th. They had a poor end to the season and lots of questions remain answered.
“Wolves fans, so used to the style implemented by Nuno, will be afraid that Bruno Lage has a different philosophy. With uncertainty comes pressure. Yes – he is under pressure.
“Conor Coady does not enjoy playing in a back four and is far more suited to a back five. It is uncertain how Raúl Jiménez will perform after his injury. Fabio Silva has had a year in the Premier League now and must step up.
“The ambition Wolves showed when they came up from the Championship seems to have evaporated. They’ve done very little apart from bringing in José Sá from Olympiacos to replace Rui Patrício, and Rayan Aït-Nouri.”
Cascarino is articulating the views of the most pessimistic of Wolves fans going into the new season.
There are some who are worried about the lack of signings, viewing it as a lack of progression and gearing themselves up for the relegation.
But some reacted angrily on Twitter when Gabby Agbonlahor tipped Wolves to go down.
And there was never any real danger of relegation last term, despite injuries, no fans and abject football under Nuno Espirito Santo, so it would be a big drop to be in the relegation dogfight under Lage.
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