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Matt Doherty Targeting Wolves Premier League Title Within Six Seasons

Matt Doherty Targeting Wolves Premier League Title Within Six Seasons
By Gary Connaughton
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Matt Doherty says that Wolves are aiming to win the Premier League in the next five or six years, having only been promoted from the Championship last season.

The Midlands club returned to the English top flight after a six year absence, one of which was spent in League One. However, they are not your average promoted club.

Wolves have received sizeable backing from their Chinese owners, signing a number of high-priced footballers in the last couple of years. Their recruitment has largely consisted of Portuguese players, something which has been driven by their partnership with super agent Jorge Mendes.

Matt Doherty has been a constant presence in the team over the past few seasons, and he can see the ambition that is currently present at the club. Speaking to The Express and Star, he had this to say about Wolves' current trajectory:

The vision for [Wolves’ owners] is probably to get in to Europe first, finish in the top six or seven. And then I think they want to win the league in the next five or six years.

I imagine [a Premier League title] is the goal. It’s obviously really exciting to be able to be a part of it now, at the start of it. Hopefully, I can stay here for when that happens.


Doherty was at the club before the current ownership group, and has been part of their remarkable change in fortunes. They were billed as perhaps the best club ever to be promoted from the Championship ahead pf this season, and they looked to be living up to that tag.


Wolves started the season in tremendous form, but have gone through a difficult patch as of late. They have failed to grab a win in their last five Premier League matches, with their last victory coming against Crystal Palace at the start of October.

They suffered a poor 2-0 loss at home to Huddersfield last weekend, and will be hoping to reverse their fortunes this week away at Cardiff City.

Despite their current poor form, Doherty is still targeting a top half finish this season.


We’ve drawn at Manchester City, we’ve drawn with Manchester United, we’ve drawn with Arsenal. We’ve gone away from home and won.

If we have the chance to get [into Europe], then you’ve got to take it. It’s not that we’re not ready. We need to finish as high as we can. I think we will, for the remainder of the season, do really well.

I don’t want to put a place on it, but I think we’ll have a top 10 finish if we can keep doing what we’re doing performance-wise.

But we’re not thinking ‘lads, we need to finish here or there’, we’re just going game by game. We play some good football, we create a lot of chances and don’t give away that many chances.

If Wolves can achieve this remarkable and win the Premier League over the coming seasons, Doherty could become the first Irish player to lift the trophy since John O'Shea and Darron Gibson in 2011.

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