Walter Zenga has started life as Wolves manager by making an outlandish claim about the Midlands club – claiming they are the biggest English side in Italy.
The 53-year-old coach joined Wolves at the weekend following the sacking of Kenny Jackett, signing a one-year contract with the option for a further year.
His appointment was directly as a result of Wolves being bought over by a Chinese investment group, who are aiming to steer their new side towards promotion to the Premier League at the first time of asking.
The new owners seem willing to spend a few quid, and there’s absolutely no doubting that new manager Zenga is lacking in confidence, as evidenced by his first statement to the media:
QUOTE: The new Wolves manager Walter Zenga.
— BBC Sporf (@BBCSporf) August 1, 2016
Obviously, as you’d imagine, the ambitious comment caught the attention of a lot of social media users:
Walter Zenga: "For us, Wolves are the biggest English club in Italy." pic.twitter.com/EQ4pu2d0g5
— Footy Accumulators (@FootyAccums) August 1, 2016
Walter Zenga on why he joined Wolves: "Why not? Wolves are the biggest team for us in Italy."
— bet365 (@bet365) August 1, 2016
Walter Zenga reckons Wolves are the most well known team in Italy!? Kids all over Rome with posters of Andy Mutch on their bedroom wall
— Paul_Ed (@eddo75) August 1, 2016
? QUOTE OF THE WEEK ?
— 188BET (@188BET) August 1, 2016
Walter Zenga has said that Wolverhampton Wanderers are the biggest team in Italy. pic.twitter.com/zOu2ZikzHs
— Coral (@Coral) August 1, 2016
Did Walter Zenga really just say that Wolves are the biggest club in Italy?
Seriously, WTF? ????????
— (((J Carroll))) (@JoeyViking) August 1, 2016
What do you think of Zenga’s comments? Is there any way that he’s been misunderstood?