Leeds United seemed to be on course to do a Wolves & # 39; after an excellent start to the season under revered Argentinian trainer Marcelo Bielsa.
The Blanken were the first championship for the first half of the campaign before they dropped out at the finish. Bielsa failed to pick up his players for the playoffs and Frank Lampard & Derby County beat them over two legs.
Many have claimed that the debilitating training techniques of Bielsa cost Leeds in the second half of the season, but the former Wolverhampton Wanderers striker Chris Iwelumo has a different theory.
Iwelumo, who regularly analyzes the championship for different broadcasters, says that Bielsa has not evolved in the same way that Nuno Espirito Santo did when Wolves caught the title of the previous season.
He told BirminghamLive: "We are talking about Bielsa in Leeds, he has no other plan. They have never reached the final for that fact. Frank Lampard, you can see that he has evolved. Things didn't work, so he tackled it. I think that the way you should be as a manager, as a team.
"I have been lucky enough to be promoted five times as a football player and all those teams have evolved."
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Nuno adjusted again after Wolves reached the Premier League. Halfway through the season, the boss switched to 3-5-2 and the results improved dramatically.
The Portuguese head coach now offers a better seventh place, securing Wolves European football for the first time in 39 years.
"Not many are needed," Iwelumo continued. "That central midfielder who can hit the ball and just ride. That physical athleticism, the power, I think that just fails a bit.
"They have shown this season that they can dominate a game. It's not about winning and winning in the air, when the ball comes down, they can control teams.
"Faced with the larger teams and going from toe to toe, they were successful. They were allowed to play the way they wanted to play, but I think they should have Plan B and Plan C. Every manager should do that."
Iwelumo joins Mikey Burrows on stage at the Wolverhampton Grand Theater on Friday, June 7 for the latest edition of their popular podcast, Old Gold Club.
Guests include John Richards, Alex Rae and Dave Edwards. You can buy tickets here.