Jeff Shi: 'Walter Zenga appointment was a mistake'

Wolverhampton Wanderers' main director Jeff Shi says that former head coach Walter Zenga was "not a match" for the club.

Wolverhampton Wanderers' main director Jeff Shi has said that the appointment of Walter Zenga as head coach was a "learning curve" for him.

After Fosun International completed the takeover of the Championship club, it was soon announced that Zenga would replace Kenny Jackett, but the Italian only lasted 17 games after winning just four times in the league.

Paul Lambert replaced Zenga in November and moved the club 11 points clear of the relegation zone, and Shi has admitted that a mistake was made in bringing Zenga to Molineux.

Shi told the club's official website: "The only thing we can do better is the coach in the summer. On transfers I think we did quite well.

"I think the coach at the beginning was not the right one. Maybe he would be a good coach for another club, because it's about the match. He didn't match us so we have to change. It's a learning curve for me."

Shi has indicated that he has confidence in Lambert after the team's recent run of five wins and a draw from six matches.

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A general view from inside Molineux ahead of Wolves' opening Championship game against Norwich on August 10, 2014
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