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New boss at Wolves edges closer?

Depending on which paper you read, we might be getting close to knowing whose hands hold our Premier League fate.

Alan Curbishley remains the hot favourite for the role with the bookies, while Steve Bruce and Neil Warnock are still taking good money.

All three have either been interviewed for the job already, or will have been before the weekend gets here.

Warnock's odds are now beginning to drift after being installed as the favourite for the role at Huddersfield. It would be a bit of a drop from Premier League to League One, but would offer the opportunity of immediate work and close to his home in Yorkshire.

Outsiders keep appearing to thrown into the mix, most recently Gordan Strachan and now, with Sky Bet at least we've got Gianluca Vialli who is as short as 8/1 third favourite behind Curbishley and Bruce.

Time of course is of the essence as the longer this circus continues, the longer the players are left in a state of limbo.

The aim is to get someone in place before the next Premier League game against Newcastle.

'Things are progressing, We are continuing to work to the timetable we indicated at the outset of this process and remain optimistic we will be able to fulfil those requirements.' Wolves CEO Jez Moxey told Wolves Official Website.

He continued: 'Our intention has always been to have a new manager installed in time to take charge of the team for the Newcastle match and that remains the case.

'But I stress - we want the right candidate, not the quick candidate.'

Vital Wolves Comment: If our current poll is an indicator, the right candidate appears to be Alan Curbishley who has gained 45% of the vote.

Neil Warnock has taken 5%, while Steve Bruce has limited backing with 1%.

21% would like to see Moxey and Morgan swallow their pride and give Mick McCarthy a call back.

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Writer: Akela Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday February 17 2012

Time: 12:00PM

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I cant see how they would expect us to accept steve bruce as a replacement, there would have been no point in sacking mick just to replace him with someone much worse. I am however looking forward to the "new commtiment" from the players, since they've rallied together and taken blame for the disgusting performances we've witnessed this season. if you have the talent, now would be as good a time as any to produce it. WE ARE WOLVES, and WE ARE UP AGAINST IT
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17/02/2012 12:21:00

The poll says it all. Appointing anyone other than Curbishley would go down like a lead balloon with the fans (unless Mourinho answers the call of course). Anyone coming in has a job on their hands as the team seems to have completely lost the plot over the last few months. I have mixed feelings about the players coming out to shoulder the blame. While it does show a realisation that they can and must do better, it also suggests that Mick had lost the ability to get them motivated. You can point at the Morgan dressing room incident for this but I think that is misplaced- we were shocking well before that hence his visit in the first place! My only regret over this affair is the timing. It should have been done before Christmas. On the positive side, we do have a few players of quality in the squad. I believe someone like Curbishley could bring them together and organise them into something resembling a team. I can't imagine anyone could fail to improve them on last week's performance, particularly in defence (the worst I've seen us ever). Hopefully they can inspire a little belief into them too. This is after all mostly the same squad who turned over the mighty on several occasions last season.
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17/02/2012 12:45:00

I would love to see Gus Hiddink in charge but I am dreaming there. Out of the contenders I suspect Curbishley has the edge though I would not mind seeing Ian Holloway in the seat. No to Bruce or Warnock or Billy Davies ! Whoever gets the job will need the team AND the fans behind them 100%. Curbishely with Ray Wilkins as his no2. It is no secret that Chelsea started going downhill after Wilkins was sacked.
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17/02/2012 13:09:00

As far as am a ware their were only three people interveiwed and Curbs has to be the one i agree whole heartedly bring in WILKS AS HEAD COACH.There is nothing wrong with a lot of are first team players accept belief and there own ability which comes down to motivation. Curbs and new backroom staff new ideas on the training ground could see us in the PL next season but it has to be with improvement against Newcastle next week. Even if we get beat just for them to show some fight and commitment would be welcome and encouragement for the next few games.
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17/02/2012 22:08:00

SO, Curbishley says " no thanks". Strange considering he was clearly interested. All heads should be turning towards the people who run our club now......WTF is going on!!!!!!!!! The 2 M's are clearly only interested in a manager who will work under some serious conditions. Conditions that are obviously unreasonable and unrealistic if we are to maintain PREM status. Suddenly MM looks like he worked wonders under a regime that was clearly only interested in shoestring football. I for one now fear that we are going to get relegated with a whimper, lose some of our better players and become the sleeping giant again for the next 19 years. Bring back Sir Jack Hayward .......... PLEASE. We are being cheated by 2 men who are only interested in what they can get out of our club. It would seem that neither of them are interested in the football side of the business and are unwilling to invest in making us a decent mid table prem team. W}#% ers. !!!!!!!!!
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18/02/2012 13:22:00

That's it.......I'm watching Gilette Soccer Saturday........ MERSON for Manager..........he's a Legend. I so hope RJ was watching Mers rip him a new *********.
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18/02/2012 13:54:00

Mixed messages now.....apparently JM has told WM that Curbs hasn't been offered the job yet and not refused. Still think JM is a w#%*er
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18/02/2012 14:05:00

whoever it is he must be cheap.
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19/02/2012 04:11:00

According to the Mail.....Bruce has turned us down, lol Bring back Mick......if he'd come
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19/02/2012 04:47:00

I have a horrible feeling its going to be Bruce?I pray that I am wrong.
Crete Wolf
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19/02/2012 08:59:00

...and according to the Express, Bruce now the front runner with Curbishley out of the reckoning. A fan is quoted at the end of the article to sum up the general feel - my own comment to the 'Bruce Dossier' article rephrased.
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19/02/2012 09:10:00

The problem is no one knows who has been interviewed according to JM they have some more interviews to conduct then second interviews before they pick some one. Been on sky sports according to them Curbs has ruled him self out which now leaves everyone guessing who is in and who is out because nothing is coming out of Wolves.
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19/02/2012 09:30:00


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