The one certainty is that Wolves will be kicking off the new League season against Leeds United. Nothing else can be taken for granted.
Not even Bjorn Bergmann Sigurdarson’s arrival.
The 21-year-old striker first has to negotiate three more league games for Lillestrom. A risky strategy for the selling club perhaps, although they have taken out insurance.
The rest of Stale Solbakken’s rebuilding plans remain a mystery.
And at the same time, Jez Moxey is faced with decisions of the highest magnitude. A clutch of players are entering the final year of their contracts at a time when Premier League vultures are circling for some of the club’s best assets.
Matt Jarvis and Steven Fletcher have, not surprisingly, been the subject of calls to the chief executive.
You can bet that Kevin Doyle’s name will also have been mentioned.But such are the healthy asking prices that it seems a long drawn-out summer is on the cards.
And who can blame Wolves?
It is quite conceivable that all three could remain at Molineux. The agents of all three would undoubtedly prefer a move, if not for footballing moves then financial because all three will have experienced major hits to their salaries, due to Moxey’s wise insertion of relegation clauses.
With none likely to kick up a fuss to leave, they may yet be priced out of moves even to Premier clubs.
Then there is what to do with Roger Johnson? Contrary to reports about his supposed drunkenness on the training ground following the 5-0 defeat at Fulham, Johnson was not visibly worse for wear.
But the damage has been done and is his heart at Wolves for a Championship fight after so much friction with supporters, including a final day fracas at Wigan?
Then what of his ‘bestest buddy’ inside the dressing room? Jamie O’Hara had made it clear towards the end of last season that he was in no mood for a step down in class.
Six senior pros are entering their final year. Michael Kightly and Sylvan Ebanks-Blake have long and happy associations with the club and may feel in no real need for a change of scene. Ronald Zubar and Nenad Milijas may escape back to the continent. Christophe Berra and Stephen Hunt may seek pastures new closer to home.
But all should be reminded that last time Moxey was quite prepared to allow Kenny Miller’s contract to run out, while a gentleman’s agreement saw Joleon Lescott and Murray sign new deals on the understanding they could leave if no promotion was attained in the first year.