Supporters of Wolverhampton Wanderers have reacted to the news that Kevin Thelwell is set to leave the club, as relayed by Tim Spiers.
On Monday afternoon, the Athletic journalist shared a post which explained the ‘unexpected departure’ of the sporting director to New York Red Bulls (as per Tim Spiers), which led to mixed feelings among some fans.
Huge news breaking from Wolves with the unexpected departure of sporting director Kevin Thelwell to New York Red Bulls.
Jeff Shi: "Kevin has excelled in his role…without a doubt Kevin has fulfilled the expectations of the board and I over the last three-and-a-half years."
— Tim Spiers (@TimSpiers) February 3, 2020
Respected and lauded by those who knew what he did at the club. Derided, criticised and ridiculed by those who don’t.
— Steve (@wolfinbristol) February 3, 2020
New scapegoat required.
— Wu Tang Dan (@rawlinson1984) February 3, 2020
Kevin Thelwell MUST be replaced Jeff!
Talk about a small playing squad, the boardroom is the same!
— Scallywolf (@scallywolf) February 4, 2020
Do you believe that Kevin Thelwell did a good or a bad job overall?
Good, we have been successful
Bad, success was not down to him
The news was officially broken by the Old Gold’s official website (as per Wolves), stating that the board of directors member will be leaving the club this month to move to the MLS side.
Thelwell had spent 11 years with the Old Gold in various different roles over his time with the club (as per Wolves), however, some fans were pleased to see the back of him.
At last, the final one of the Morgan era departs!! I’m sure Fosun will bring in a much better replacement!!
— Steve Wiles (@SteveWiles20) February 3, 2020
Upgrade incoming ???
— StoneWolf (@Stonewolf68) February 3, 2020
I’m surprised he lasted this long to be honest
— Mark Spruce (@mark_spruce) February 3, 2020
What do we think?
It is fair to say that, while not all supporters are disappointed to see Thelwell leaving, to say the least, they have had a stellar past few seasons with him in the role of sporting director (as per Transfermarkt).
Hopefully, the board will appoint someone just as suitable as Thelwell who also has the backing of the fans and the club can continue to kick on in their development.