By Amir Mir
Steve Bull believes Wolves manager Paul Lambert will not bring “instant success” to the Championship club.
The 47-year-old Glaswegian replaced Italian Walter Zenga as manager after he was sacked by the club’s Chinese owners Fosun International after 87 days in charge.
Former Aston Villa and Norwich boss Lambert, who left his role at Blackburn in the summer, takes over a Midlands side two points above the relegation zone.
Legendary Molineux striker Bull offered his thoughts on the club’s second managerial appointment of the season.
“Paul Lambert won’t bring instant success either,” Bull wrote in his column for the Express and Star. “He’ll need time. Lambert said all the right things when he was unveiled, but so did Zenga when he started. I do think the fact he’s British and knows the Championship will help him.
“He’ll know his best team soon and then we can look at January, hopefully when we’re a bit closer to the play-offs.”
Former Celtic and Borussia Dortmund midfielder Lambert was sacked as Villa boss in February 2015, as he now takes charge of their Midland rivals.
The Molineux club have not won a league game in their last seven fixtures, with their last victory coming against Brentford on home soil in September.
After the international break Lambert travels to Deepdale to take on Simon Grayson’s Preston, who are 11th in the table with 23 points from 16 games, six ahead of their weekend opponents.
In other Wolves team news, supporters on Twitter were left disappointed with Danny Batth’s performance against Derby.