Shropshire Star

Steve Bull: We must get behind Wolves interim boss Steve Davis

I’m frustrated that Wolves have not appointed a new manager but now we all must get behind Steve Davis.


Michael Beale is a young up-and-coming coach, but I don’t know if he would have been right for the job or not, because he hasn’t done it in the Premier League yet. But in football there’s not many players or managers committed to one club and he’s shown that he wants to give QPR his all and get them up. Wolves have missed out because of that, but there’s still plenty of options out there for the future. When you’re in trouble towards the bottom of the league, you need an experienced manager to get you out of that and I don’t know if Steve Davis is the man to do that.

I’m like every other Wolves fan, very frustrated that the club haven’t got anyone sorted for the job. I don’t know Davis too well, I played against him a couple times, but he was dedicated as a player and I’m sure he’s the same as a manager.

But this is a big task and I hope it works out for him. He has his opportunity now – I just hope it doesn’t come back to bite Wolves.

It is taking a bit of a risk, but sometimes you have to do that in life, and I do think he has started to get the players on his side. With the current situation he is probably the right man for the job, but I would have liked to see someone come in with more experience.

Meanwhile, I thought the performance against Crystal Palace was a massive improvement on the games before. In the first 45 minutes we took the game to them and got a deserved goal.

Had we got the second goal through Ruben Neves’s free-kick, it could have been all over, but things happen like that in football. If you go 1-0 up you cannot lose that game. We were sloppy defensively for their second goal, but overall I was pleased with the performance. Today’s game with Leicester is a tough one. Just like the Forest game, it’s a must-win. They will be down there with us over the coming weeks, so we need to create some daylight at the bottom. Our home crowd against Forest were unbelievable, they pushed us on, and we need that again.