Paul Lambert is under no illusions about the task that he has taken on in charge of Wolves.
The midlands club may be lying in 19th place at the moment but the former Celtic skipper hasn’t been brought in to avoid the drop.
Wolves have been regular, but brief, visitors to the Premier League down the years, with the club owners wanting a return to the top flight if not the glory days of the fifties.
Lambert takes over from Walter Zenga with his back-to-back promotions with Norwich City the calling card that brought him to Molineux.
After his struggles at Aston Villa the 47-year-old had a six month stint at Blackburn and is now looking forward to getting hands on with a club on the front foot.
“Sometimes you have a good feeling about things,” he told the club website. “This is a good feeling. It feels like the right fit. This isn’t a football club which has no history attached to it.
“There’s a fantastic fan base here and, if you have that, you have a chance. Even when I came here with Norwich and Blackburn, it was always a great atmosphere and we as a team have to get the fans going and give them something back.”
Lambert added: “The football club sold itself – the fanbase and the history attached. The club is huge but needs a bit of help to try to climb the table.
“It’s up to us to generate things and get the stadium really going. It doesn’t take much for it to lift. It just needs a bit of help and, if we can do that, let’s see what happens.
“When you go into a club that’s had a bit of a hard time, they are looking for an upsurge pretty quickly and to get some results on the board.”
Lambert will be in charge for the first time away to Preston on November 19 with his home debut seven days later against Sheffield Wednesday.