Former Premier League footballer Darren Ambrose has admitted he can see Wolves being relegated despite Julen Lopetegui’s appointment.
The Old Gold suffered their ninth defeat of the season as they fell to a 2-0 loss at Molineux on Saturday night with Lopetegui in attendance.
After 15 fixtures, the club have picked up just 10 points and find themselves at the bottom of the pile ahead of the mid-season break.
Steve Davis remained in interim charge following Bruno Lage’s sacking, but Lopetegui has now taken the reins.
However, Ambrose still fears that the club will be unable to beat the drop.
Speaking on the TalkSport GameDay podcast, he said: “I think if any team needs a new manager bounce, it is Wolves.
“Obviously, it’s going to come after Christmas.
“They need something done. I think they’re in trouble, Wolves, I really do.
“I think, last season, they were edging towards that way when Raul Jimenez got injured. When he’s not playing, they can’t score, and that’s the issue.
“They’ve got fantastic players; they created chances against Arsenal, [they] just couldn’t put the ball in the back of the net, and that’s what you need to win games.
“I think they’re in a bit of trouble this season. I hope he can come in and have a new manager bounce and get them clear of it, [but] I just can’t see it.”
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Will Wolves be relegated?
Wolves are four points adrift of safety, and their first game back could be a pivotal six-pointer as they head to 17th-placed Everton on Boxing Day.
However, scoring goals has been easier said than done for the Molineux outfit this term.
A tally of eight to this point means the Midlanders have the worst attack in the division.
Ruben Neves (4) and Daniel Podence (2) are the only two players to score multiple times in the league, but a return to action for Raul Jimenez following the festive period could be the difference between staying in the top flight and relegation.