New Wolves manager Terry Connor has expressed his delight that all the people the club really wanted as manager have ruled themselves out, leaving him free to take the job.
The Premier League strugglers dismissed Mick McCarthy on 13 February and chief executive Jez Moxey was quick to point out that the vacancy was “not a job for a novice”, before giving the job to a complete novice eleven days later.
“Like many clubs before us, especially Newcastle, we got ideas above our station and set our sights quite high when looking for a new manager.” explained Moxey,
“Initially we went after Alan Curbishley, but he turned us down. We then tried Brian McDermott from Reading, but he wasn’t interested, so we tried Alan Curbishley, only for him to remind us that he’d already told us he didn’t want the job.”
After seeing Walter Smith, Jeremy Paxman, Joey from Friends, a few blokes from the pub, and Paris Hilton’s dog all turn down the chance to take the role, Wolves decided that Connor was “definitely the man to stop us having to bother interviewing anybody else”.
Connor, who has been at Wolves as an assistant for 13 years but never previously been in charge, has been given the job until the end of the season, when Moxey may have found the time to interview some more candidates.
Ex-Wolves manager Mick McCarthy has already expressed an interest in taking the job in the summer, pointing out his in-depth knowledge of the club and the npower Championship.
Steve Bruce, however, is still waiting for a response to his application.