It now seems unlikely that Wolves will have their new manager in placed when Newcastle play them on Saturday at St. James’ Park.
Terry Connor – likely to be in charge of Wolves on Saturday
It seems that their approaches to Reading manager Brian McDermott and Brighton manager Gus Poyet have come to nothing.
The BBC are reporting that McDermott has just signed a new contract with the Championship club, and the deal keeps him at Reading through the summer of 2015.
Wolves had asked for permission to speak to McDermott this week, and this is what Brain told the BBC today:
“There was a lot of talk, but I didn’t say anything, I’m happy it has been done and we can get on with football.”
Gus Poyet said yesterday that Wolves had approached Brighton to secure his services, and this is what Gus said today on the situation:
“There was an approach but it came and went. I didn’t have any decisions to make, anything to think about.”
“I was not involved at all. It was not difficult for me, I was not involved at any time.”
Former Sunderland, Birmingham and Wigan boss Steve Bruce seems to remain a top contender, but other candidates will still be interviewed in the next couple of days.
But it’s looking increasingly unlikely that an appointment will be made before Saturday’s visit to St. James’ Park.
Since being sacked by Sunderland, Geordie Steve Bruce has now moved back to his Midland’s home, so the Wolves position would seem to be a good one for him.
But it doesn’t look like Wolves are completely sold on the former Manchester United center-back, who was interviewed for the position late last week, but no further contact has yet been made.
Wolves are also said to be interested in Ray Wilkins, Ian Holloway and former Newcastle player and coach Lee Clark, and even former Sunderland and Ipswich manager Roy Keane has been mentioned as a possibility.
Assistant manager Terry Connor is preparing the side for the visit to Newcastle, who will have Cheick Tiote, Yohan Cabaye and Ryan Taylor all available again for selection.
We’re hoping for all 3 points on Saturday for the Magpies, which will keep the side in the top six in the league table – at least.