Wolves can finish in Premier League top 10 next season, says Steve Bull
By Richard Cooke
Last Updated: 16/04/18 11:30am
Wolves record goalscorer Steve Bull believes the newly-promoted side can finish in the top half of the Premier League next season.
The club's return to the top flight after a six-year absence was confirmed when Fulham drew 1-1 with Brentford on Saturday.
Wolves followed that with a 2-0 win over Birmingham on Sunday and Bull is convinced the team can make an immediate impression in the Premier League.
"I think top 10, easy," he told Sky Sports News. "We played Manchester City in the Carabao Cup earlier in the season.
"We had four one-on-ones, we didn't put them away but we got a draw out of it and lost on penalties and I think if we can do that against Man City we can get up there."
Bull, who scored 250 goals in a 13-year spell at Molineux between 1986 and 1999, believes Nuno Espirito Santo will quickly prove himself as a Premier League manager.
"Nuno is a very humble man, he's a lovely man, he gets his tactics right and he's been doing it all season," Bull said.
"I think he is going to create something here and it is going to be great over the next three to five years.
"I think he will be brilliant. People are saying 'are we going to stay there?' I think we will. I think he will strengthen in the summer, get the players in who he wants and he will be like Mourinho running up and down the touchline - I think he will do well."
Wolves executive chairman Jeff Shi recently talked about turning Wolves into a manor house and its an analogy that resonates with Bull.
"The bottom five in the Premier League is a house," Bull said. "The manor is up there in the top five. He's got big ambitions and I think they are going to put their money where their mouth is.
"This is just the start. When we went up last time we didn't invest enough and we came straight back down and that is a lesson learned.
"We've got a chairman who has come in who wants to build something here and be really big. I think this is just the start."