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10 things you need to know about Walter Zenga

Former Italy goalkeeper Walter Zenga is set to be unveiled as the new Head Coach of Wolverhampton Wanderers today.

The 56-year-old has been brought in by the club's new owner Jeff Shi who sacked former Head Coach Kenny Jackett just days after saying his job was safe.

So who is the new man set to take control of the squad at Molinuex? Here is all you need to know ...

Zenga has been tasked with leading Wolves back into the Premier League. Credit: PA

'Goalkeeping Legend'

Zenga is a three-time winner of the IFFHS World's Best Goalkeeper Award, earning 58 caps for Italy during his playing career. He also played for the Azzurri during the 1984 Olympic Games and the 1990 World Cup finals.

'Former actor'

Zenga briefly had a role on an Italian soap opera, along with a short career in punditry before he became a manager and coach.

'Well travelled'

Wolves will be the sixteenth club Zenga has managed since hanging up his gloves in 1999. His coaching career began at MLS side New England Revolution and has also extended to Serbia, Romania, Italy and the Middle East.

'Glittering club career'

Zenga enjoyed huge success during his playing career, including titles in Serie A, the UEFA Cup, and the Italian Super Cup.

Zenga with a replica of the Italian Super Cup in 1994. Credit: PA

'Coaching honours'

The 56-year-old has also tasted cup-winning success as a coach. Winning the league with Steaua Bucharest and the Serbian domestic double with Red Star Belgrade.

'Penalty stopper'

During his playing career, Zenga was famed for his ability to save from the penalty spot. Saving spot-kicks from the likes of Roberto Baggio, Paul Merson and Michel Platini. He even earned the nickname 'spiderman' for his quick reflexes.

'Flamboyant celebrations'

During his time in the MLS, Zenga almost conceded a goal because he was celebrating his team scoring by kissing his girlfriend on the sidelines during a game with Tampa Bay Mutiny. The opposing side barely missed an open goal as they went straight into the attack after kick off with Zenga's mind on other things ...

Zenga in action for US club New England Revolution in 1997. Credit: PA

'Dual citizen'

He holds Romanian citizenship from his time spent in the country and his marriage to a Romanian woman.

'Italian knight'

Zenga is a 'fifth class knight' of the Republic of Italy after being bestowed with the honour in 1991.

'Hot head'

He has a fiery reputation as a coach. While in charge of Al-Nasr in 2012, he was fined for calling a reporter stupid after a 1-1 draw with Al Wahda. "I will not answer this stupid question," he said. "I enjoy my time in football. You are nothing. You are nobody."

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