Wolverhampton Wanderers have officially confirmed the appointment of legendary former Inter Milan and Italy goalkeeper Walter Zenga as new head coach following the formal departure of Kenny Jackett.

The Wolves board took the decision to sack Jackett on Friday night and have moved quickly to secure a successor to lead the club into the new 2016/17 season when promotion back to the Premier League will be the key target.

"We're delighted to appoint Walter as the new head coach of Wolves," club director Jeff Shi said.

"He has an excellent track record both as a player and as a coach, and a wealth of experience he can bring to his new role at Wolves.

"Walter is a hugely passionate personality who lives for football and is fiercely determined to succeed in everything that he does.

"We are looking forward to working with him, and supporting him in the shared aim of trying to help Wolves achieve promotion back to the Premier League."

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Having played well over 300 times in Serie A for Inter between 1982 and 1994, Zenga finished his career in the United States in the early days of Major League Soccer before turning his hand to coaching while still in America.

He has since held jobs in Romania, Turkey, Abu-Dhabi, Sharjah and Saudi Arabia, as well as in his native Italy with the likes of Catania, Palermo and most recently Sampdoria.