5. Kenny Jackett
Wolves’ last chief before Fosun took over the club, Jackett has since been recognised as the man who laid the groundwork for the club’s success under the Chinese owners.
He was the man who led Wolves to League One glory in 2013/14, and while things petered out towards the end of his reign, his win percentage is still pretty impressive.
Jackett won 46 percent of his 150 matches in charge while attacking talents Nouha Dicko, Benik Afobe and Bakary Sako shone.
4. Nuno Espirito Santo
A hard taskmaster who got the best from his team, was respected by the players, loved by the fans and led Wolves to heights they hadn’t reached in decades.
In four seasons at Molineux, Nuno led Wolves to the Premier League as EFL Championship champions and recorded back-to-back seventh-placed finishes in the top-flight. His side became the first Wolves team to reach the quarter-finals of European competition for nearly 50 years, and he left the club as its fifth longest-serving manager of the post-war era.
Many Wolves fans rate him as the best Wolves manager after the great Stan Cullis. He left the club at the end of the 2020-21 season, following a 13th place finish.
3. Major Frank Buckley
Frank Buckley had been the manager of Wolverhampton Wanderers from 1927 to 1944. During this period, Wolves had become one of the most feared and respected teams in the country. However, during this time he never won a major trophy, although Wolves did nearly win the Double in 1939. Indeed, the Golden Era of Wolves was in the 1950s under one of his protégés, Stan Cullis.
Yet it is clear, that over 20 years after he left Wolves, Buckley’s presence and his legacy was still firmly fixed in the memories of the fans of Wolves and of the people of Wolverhampton in general.
Buckley’s handling of the press is legendary, having leaked a rumour that the players were using monkey gland treatment to improve their performances. Without Buckley, Wolves will probably not be where they are now.