Kenny Jackett: Wolves boss says up-for-sale club are in 'big week'

Wolves players celebrate victory at Fulham - their first away win since the first day of the season at Blackburn
Wolves players celebrate victory at Fulham - their first away win since the first day of the season at Blackburn

Wolves boss Kenny Jackett says that Tuesday's 3-0 win at Fulham comes in a 'big week' for the up-for-sale club.

The shock of owner Steve Morgan's announcement on Monday evening that he plans to sell the club was followed by their biggest win since beating Fulham at Molineux seven months ago, also 3-0.

"I didn't know it was coming, but I respect whatever decisions the board of directors make," Jackett told BBC WM.

"I hope this result now give the players some confidence," he added.

"It shows signs of recovery from an indifferent start to the season. It's a big week for us. That was our game in hand which puts us round about halfway with a great TV game against Huddersfield to come on Saturday.

Morgan's Molineux managers
Kenny Jackett is Wolves' fifth first team 'boss' in Steve Morgan's eight years in charge. Mick McCarthy, the manager when Morgan arrived in 2007, was fired in February 2012, after which Terry Connor (78 days), Stale Solbakken (190 days) and Dean Saunders (121 days) all had brief spells at the helm.

"We now have an opportunity which we have to try to take going into the next international break by getting a positive result."

Wolves have risen to 10th on the back of four points from two successive away games and a goalless home draw with Championship leaders Brighton.

They are now just three points off third-placed Reading - and victory at Molineux in Saturday's early kick-off game with the Terriers could lift Jackett's men, at least temporarily, into the play-off zone.

But, while Wolves fans remain concerned about which direction the club will take off the field, Jackett sees it still as business as usual at the 'Golden Palace', as Morgan has made it clear that he will continue to provide financial backing until the club is sold.

"From my point of view, I've had an excellent personal working relationship with him and I'm sure that will continue," added Jackett.

"We fully respect Steve Morgan's decision. He has his own reasons. We understand that. I'm not going to speak for him. That's up to him and the board of directors."

Wolves CEO Moxey to face media at Molineux
Wolves chief executive Jez Moxey will hold a press conference at Molineux on Thursday morning to answer questions about Steve Morgan's decision to step down as chairman and put the Championship club up for sale.