Wolves May Not Have New Manager At Newcastle

Wolves are still interviewing for a new manager to replace the fired Mick McCarthy.

Brian McDermott – interviewed for Wolves position

News today that Wolves have put both Reading manager Brian McDermott and Brighton’s Gus Poyet on their list of candidates to be the new boss of the  Premier League side, who are currently 3rd bottom.

McDermott had an interview with Wolves last night,  and he is due to meet up with potential new Reading owner, Anton Zingarevich today, and the Russian is said to be keen to keep him on at Reading, who are 3rd top of the Championship.

Wolves caretaker boss Terry Connor has today said he has been asked by the Board to prepare the side for Saturday’s game at Newcastle, and he could even be in charge of the team for that game.

That suggests the Wolves Board have not fully decided on hiring former Sunderland manager Steve Bruce, as fans seem to have reacted against the former Birmingham City and Wigan manager.

In the betting stakes,  Steve Bruce is generally still high up on the lists, but Brian McDermott and Gus Poyet have both moved up and are in the top three with most betting shops.

It seems that Wolves are now prepared to see their search for a new manager not be completed before Saturday, and Terry Connor could be in charge of the team at St. James’ Park.

We’re not sure whether that is good or bad for Newcastle’s chances on Saturday, in what has become an important game for the Magpies.

Comments welcome.

13 comments so far

  • tomtoon7

    Feb 21, 2012 at 12:54 PM

    Comment #1

    lets hope they have Bruce in as their manager just 2 put 5 past them,just like we did against the mackems!!HWTL

  • JackButler

    Feb 21, 2012 at 1:03 PM

    Comment #2

    Agent Bruce is the favourite for the Wolves job, can’t believe he’d be allowed to ruin another premier league club

  • Toon_Tom

    Feb 21, 2012 at 1:12 PM

    Comment #3

    I think Agent Bruce will take the job to make sure we destroy them on Saturday, then will simply step down after the mauling 😉

    Job Done

  • Cheick and Bake

    Feb 21, 2012 at 1:14 PM

    Comment #4

    Whoever gets it .. will not beat us

  • Toon Tang

    Feb 21, 2012 at 1:35 PM

    Comment #5

    Brian McDermott looks like one of them moles you bash with the hammer that pops out of the game at the arcade

  • theleckworthbird

    Feb 21, 2012 at 1:41 PM

    Comment #6

    Bruce’s only real flop has been with Sunderland. He did pretty well at 12,000 attendance Wigan. Just a thought.
    I don’t think they will go for him. Gus Poyet, Sir Bobby’s most feared player, would be a good bet

  • martoon

    Feb 21, 2012 at 1:42 PM

    Comment #7

    Looks like Wolves are showing some sense and not going for Bruce – I think it will be a long time before he gets employment again.
    On the subject of managers – no matter how well the team is doing and regardless of who we have as manager there will always be some calling for his head. I can remember when SBR was manager the MBs were full of people saying he was too old, the players made fun of him, his tactics were back in the 70’s etc.

  • Ben3arfa

    Feb 21, 2012 at 1:47 PM

    Comment #8

    If Wolves had any sense they would have hired Curbishley last week, Steve Bruce doesnt have the charisma to lift their teams spirits and stop them from getting relegated .. As for McDermott and Poyet both would be novices for the EPL, not ideal for a relegation fight ..

    I expect wolves to really struggle against us come saturday .

  • Partizan

    Feb 21, 2012 at 1:55 PM

    Comment #9

    Poyet would flop at Wolves straight away,,the reason is that he wants technically gifted players,,even though Brighton lost 6-1,,he could have managed to pull out a good result at Anfield if that first own goal hadn’t been scored.He managed to bring Vicente,now he brought Assulin.You can just see that he wants Barca style of play even though he’s managing a Championship team.In Wolves he’ll only get a static play and that is something he can’t cope with.If it was begining of a January transfer window then maybe he could have joined but now its too late for that.

  • Indian Magpie

    Feb 21, 2012 at 2:00 PM

    Comment #10

    This game is not abt wolves, whatever they do its all abt NUFC

  • ToonHeart

    Feb 21, 2012 at 2:50 PM

    Comment #11

    Cisse and Ba for double hat-trick.. now wouldn’t that be cool 😀

  • Sammy Adamobi

    Feb 21, 2012 at 5:20 PM

    Comment #12

    coming up from the south for the game, cant wait! hoping for a good show!

  • 9

    Feb 21, 2012 at 10:26 PM

    Comment #13

    Isn’t there another club who sacked Mick McCarthy and then got Steve Bruce? How did that work out?


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