Terry Connor Named Wolverhampton Wanderers Manager

WOLVERHAMPTON, ENGLAND - MAY 22: Wolves manager Mick McCarthy celebrates with assistant Terry Connor after the Barclays Premier League match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Blackburn Rovers at Molineux on May 22, 2011 in Wolverhampton, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Former assistant manager Terry Connor has been named as Mick McCarthy's replacement at Molineux.

Terry Connor has been announced as interim manager of Wolverhampton Wanderers until the end of the season after a long and hilarious search for Mick McCarthy's replacement. Wolves have made rather a mess of their hunt for a new manager following McCarthy's sacking with several big names turning them down in quick succession as the club remained without a helmsman for almost two weeks. As recently as yesterday, former Sunderland boss Steve Bruce looked set to take the reigns at the Molineux, only for Wolves to change their mind at the last minute and offer the job to McCarthy's former assistant, whom they're giving a few months to prove that he deserves a full-time position.

For his part, Connor, who spent five and a half years under McCarthy, is confident that Wolves can escape relegation this season, telling the official site that the players have earned their place in the Premier League:

We have survived for the last two years and there's no reason to doubt we can do it again. The players have earned the right over the last three years to be in this division. Now they should want to stay in it for themselves and, if a by-product of that is dedicating it or a good result to Mick, so be it.

If Wolves can navigate the treacherous shoals of the bottom three and emerge safely this summer, Connor will presumably get the job full time. If not, we could well be in for round two of nobody-wants-to-manage-this-team.

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