Wolves boss Kenny Jackett responds when asked if he's confident of still being in charge on opening day

Molineux - general view

The Championship season kicks off in just under two weeks but speculation persists regarding Jackett's future.

Wolverhampton Wanderers manager Kenny JackettWolverhampton Wanderers manager Kenny Jackett

Kenny Jackett has told the Express and Star that he is hopeful of being Wolverhampton Wanderers boss on the opening day of the season amid speculation that the club's new owners would look to replace him.

Fosun had been expected to appoint their own manager following their £30m takeover of the Championship club, which the Express and Star reports was completed on Friday.

Hull manager Steve BruceA recent report linked Steve Bruce with the job at Molineux

And while Julen Lopetegui rejected the chance to take over (via Express and Star), another report from the Express and Star suggested that Jackett's position was still precarious with both Steve Bruce and Roberto Martinez being linked.

However, Jackett appeared to feel much more assured about his own position when he was asked whether he would be the one in the dugout for their clash with Rotherham in just under two weeks.

"I certainly hope so, yes," he told the Express and Star.

Wolverhampton Wanderers manager Kenny Jackett

"They do want to settle the whole club down. We need to concentrate on the football.

"We're behind slightly. Summer planning is a vital thing and there's no loan window this year, and our summer has been reduced."

Molineux - general view

Considering the experience that Jackett boasts, as well as the fact that a new appointment would need time to implement the changes he wants, it would surely be a huge mistake for the club to part company with their current boss.

The ongoing takeover has seemingly thwarted the side's hopes of doing too much business in the transfer market, and their chances of rectifying that situation will be much smaller if they decide to go through the process of appointing a new manager who has not spent pre-season working with the existing squad. 

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