Wolves Now Unlikely To Have New Manager At Newcastle

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.

Comments welcome.

12 comments so far

  • JimmyToonToon

    Feb 23, 2012 at 11:21 AM

    Comment #1


  • Indian Magpie

    Feb 23, 2012 at 11:22 AM

    Comment #2

    What is wrong with the world, How can fraizer campbell receive an England Call up

  • JimmyToonToon

    Feb 23, 2012 at 11:22 AM

    Comment #3

    Anyone think I would be too soon for Clarky to take the Wolves job?

  • JimmyToonToon

    Feb 23, 2012 at 11:23 AM

    Comment #4


  • JackButler

    Feb 23, 2012 at 11:32 AM

    Comment #5

    Fraizer Campbell called up while Chamberlain is left out, you gotta laugh

  • martoon

    Feb 23, 2012 at 11:36 AM

    Comment #6

    JimmyToonToon he could get offered it until the end of the season but it is a bit of a poison chalice. If he doesn’t save Wolves then it looks bad on his CV but unfair because you are inheriting Mick McMackems team with no transfer window opportunites. In fact this is probably why no-one wants the job.

  • Beattie25

    Feb 23, 2012 at 11:37 AM

    Comment #7

    I think the wolves match is a big game for Pardew.

    Other than Saylor it is the strongest team selection possible at the moment and I will be intrigued to see who and how we play.

    If Benny doesn’t start Pards doesn’t rate him and if we play hoof ball Pards is tactically useless.

    Also on the talk of summer transfers the following (IMO) should be a priority and certainly a possibilty!

    2 CB’s (Douglas on a free, m’bwia/Vertohogen/that Lille player)
    1 exciting LB/RB (nagatomo/contento/izaguairre)
    1 DM (mo Diame on a free)
    1 attck cm (corgnet)
    1 RW/LW (Hoilett on a free)
    1 young CF (Rhodes/Jay Rodriguez)

    I reckon a net spend of 12 million on transfers supplemented by selling the likes of Simmo, willo, Colo, perch and best would turn our team into top 4 contenders.

    Add to that the 15 mill to be spent on youth and it could be exciting.

    In reality I don’t think there is any chance but we will see.

  • JimmyToonToon

    Feb 23, 2012 at 11:54 AM

    Comment #8

    Martoon think you’ve hit the nail on the heed there mate. The only person willing to take on a team like that, hmmmm…….. Joe Kinnear anyone!


  • jarnytoon

    Feb 23, 2012 at 12:26 PM

    Comment #9


    I gree with everyone you listed there, am abit iffy on rodriguez though, dunno why.

    But a few solid signings and a few contract renewals (Ba & Krul namely!) and we should be pretty solid for next season!

  • Owldman

    Feb 23, 2012 at 12:57 PM

    Comment #10

    Indian Magpie just goes to show how little English talent we have when a player as poor as Frazier Campbell
    can get selected for England

  • Owldman

    Feb 23, 2012 at 1:09 PM

    Comment #11

    I have noted with great interest the comments on supposed get out clauses in Dembas contract, one that it was 5 million another 7 million another was if Toon finished below 12th,I dont believe for one moment that a hard nosed business man like Mike Ashley would pay an agent a reported 2 million for player he represent to walk away from the Toon after just one season

  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Feb 23, 2012 at 3:31 PM

    Comment #12

    Nagatomo to Newcastle? Some people are just deluded…


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