Wolves are sleepwalking towards relegation from the Premier League.
Yesterday’s 4-0 defeat to Leicester City was truly embarrassing – a term also used by Nathan Collins’ post-match.
Without any doubt it was the worst moment of 2022/23 so far.
It was just appalling to see so many players not playing with the intensity or urgency that is so desperately needed right now.
It feels as though many either don’t care, or actually don’t realise the severity of the situation.
At times, there seems to be arrogance. A feeling that relegation can’t possibly be a fate for such ‘quality’ players.
Talent is one thing. But footballers need to have the right mentality to be successful. Arguably, not enough Wolves players have both of these things.
What’s needed is a permanent head coach to come in to whip these underperformers into shape.
Steve Davis is a good man who loves the football club. But unfortunately the job is too big for him.
He cannot be allowed to continue taking the team on an interim basis. It’s not fair on him, because some fans are going to end up turning on him.
Wolves recently decided that they would persist with Davis until 2023, with Jeff Shi stating that there were no outstanding candidates to replace Bruno Lage.
The club needs to U-turn on this decision and get somebody in as soon as possible.
Wolves must U-turn on Steve Davis interim decision – it can’t get any worse
The team needs an outright leader. Someone to come in and provide direction and motivation.
Someone with experience of keeping clubs away from danger would also be ideal.
At this point, Sean Dyche should be worthy of consideration.
The former Burnley manager did brilliant work on a shoestring budget for years at Turf Moor.
He is someone you get the feeling would come in and set the bar at a certain level. And he would not let standards drop below that level.
He’s not a ‘glamorous’ name. But Wolves don’t need glamorous. They need someone proven, and someone who’s going light a fire beneath a set of players who seriously need it.