Rewind four years and Wolverhampton Wanderers had finished a respectable 15th place in the Premier League in their first season back in the top flight since 2004. With that in mind you could perhaps forgive some fans for being disheartened at their current predicament.
Wolves have lost their last five games conceding 16 goals in the process and scoring just two. Their last win came on the 25th October and their promising start to the season has faded away. However let us not forget what happened after they decided to sack Mick McCarthy during their third successive Premier League season. Wolves were struggling, but McCarthy was the man that had got them promoted and kept them out of the bottom three for two seasons.
If they were to sack him then surely they had a great manager lined up? What followed was embarrassing for the club as numerous targets failed to sign on the dotted line, and Terry Connor ended up taking on the job until the end of the season. Relegation followed and two more poor appointments in Stale Solbakken and Dean Saunders led to a successive relegation. McCarthy is now with Ipswich Town who are enjoying a strong season in second place in the Championship.
Wolves found themselves in League One and Jackett was brought in to rescue the sinking ship. His impact was huge, the ship was steadied and guided straight back to the Championship with ease. Whilst the club's recent form hasn't been acceptable it can't be forgotten the position they were in just over a year ago.
League One isn't an easy league to get out of, Leeds United and Charlton Athletic would back up that. Wolves did it at the first attempt and shouldn't expect another promotion challenge instantly. It seemed it was on the cards after a promising start to the season but that has now fizzled out.
Jackett may find himself under some pressure, but they are in a comfortable mid-table position just five points off the play-offs. For a promoted side that shouldn't be sniffed at regardless of the situation and history. Keith Andrews lent his support to Jackett in a recent column for Sky Sports News stating expectation levels may have risen but fans shouldn't get too far ahead of themselves.