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Poll: Who should be the next Wolves boss?

It's a simple enough question, which would appear to have a far from easy answer!

Since Tuesday, we have been running a poll to ask who the fans want as the next manager at Molineux, we listed all the front runners and the clear choice was:

Alan Curbishley with 53%.

But considering he has now withdrawn from the running, we've restarted the poll.

We have also removed Chris Hughton who took 4%, Neil Warnock who took 2% as they are now highly unlikely to take the post!

Previous Result:

Who should be the next Wolves boss?

Poll Date: 14 Feb 2012

Alan Curbishley 53%

Bring back Mick McCarthy! 22%

Rafa Benitez 10%

Chris Hughton 4%

Ian Holloway 3%

Roy Keane 2%

Neil Warnock 2%

Sven Goran Eriksson 2%

Billy Davies 1%

Steve Bruce 1%

Dougie Freedman 0%

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The Journalist

Writer: Akela Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday February 20 2012

Time: 1:00PM

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None of the above!
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20/02/2012 13:08:00

Paul Daniels and his mrs can have Coco's job!.UTW.
Crete Wolf
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20/02/2012 13:23:00

Yeah, I agree corbo, where is the "None of the above" tab, or the "WWFC Board havent a f***kin clue" tab, or even "What's the point" tab...
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20/02/2012 13:40:00

Must admit I didn't think to include a none of the above option, I'll include it the next time the front runner pulls out.
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20/02/2012 13:43:00

I can't believe this. The only guy out there with any real chance of keeping us up was Curbs. Yet the board have managed to screw this up royally. The managerial debate has somewhat detracted from the abysmal performance of the team and the almost inevitable looming relegation. Mick should have gone before the window closed. They should have hunted down O'Neil before he went S'land. What is wrong with them? P*ss up and brewery spring to mind!!
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20/02/2012 13:45:00

Graeme Souness now as short as 14/1 with some bookmakers, its impossible to keep up, no one has a clue.
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20/02/2012 13:46:00

Big Bad Wolf
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20/02/2012 14:01:00

I'm gonna make a prediction based on the happenings at Wolves over previous months. We will be administration within 2 years!!!!!!! Controversial I know but the money has dried up, development of the ground is to be halted, no ambition to match a managers vision, buying players on the cheap. All smacks of a club that is struggling behind the scenes. I hope to God I'm wrong but something is definitely not right at the moment.....I can hear panic buttons being pressed left right and centre.
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20/02/2012 15:40:00

this is a right royal mess!!! I hope you are wrong Rustmonkey
gregory house
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20/02/2012 16:23:00

Been away from the site for a while, partly enforced partly by choice so you can only imagine I have less hair than a week ago, most of it being pulled out. I hoped to believe the club when they said they had not spoken to anyone whilst Mick was still in charge, now it is apparent they had not given the impending issue any thought whatsoever. They have supposedly interviewed, or spoken with the three names thrown directly at them by the media. Warnock going to Leeds has saved me from burning a shirt. As for Curbs, his sudden disapearance from all consideration raises questions. How badly does he really want to manage (it would appear not much) and if the talks went tits up, as in him not being able to agree of the future direction of the club we can only assume they were indeed offering him 13 games in the interim, or spluttered the size of the summar transfer kitty. It's all a bit odd but so be it. Considering the mindless yelling from the touchline over the course of the past 3 years and the sight of Mick and Clipboard flipping through pages as if they were surprised they might be faced with the need for a tactical change during a game, following by looks of bemusement and resignation, a steady tactician I thought would have served us well. Nevermind. I assume the poll ratings thus far are indicative of our collective sense of humour; I don't take it too seriously and I think if they asked him to come back he would tell them where to stick it. If we are going to bring Steve Bruce in we may as well look at trip planner ready for next season cos the Championship has some lovely little grounds. Worst idea I have heard from the lot and has disaster written all over it. Seems the majority of Wolves fans are completely against the bloke before he has even got anywhere near the door. The sight of Graham Taylor popping up on the list brought on a cold sweat. Many of us argued this sacking should have come a very long time ago- I could not accuse the club of a knee jerk reaction but the way things are panning out, or not, it points that way. Ultimately I think they are going to go against yet another of their mission statements and appoint from outside the box. Unless they have Benitez up their sleeve you are going to start looking at Lee Clark (43 game unbeaten run does not come too easy right?). I would prefer him to the likes of Warnock and Bruce any day of the week- he would relish such an opportunity to cut his teeth and if he did come in and manage to keep us up what a flier he would be off to. The more I think about it the more I lean towards one name that is not even appearing on polls anymore... Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. Taking a club who have won jack in their hundred year existence and taking them to the title first time round is one thing but I am more drawn to the fact he spent a decade working and learning from the best manager in the country who has earmarked him for a big future in management. An old hand with a dodgy record is not what we need right now- a good footballing pedigree and the hunger. Come on Wolves. Suprise us. Turn this calamity of a process into a positive everyone involved with the club is pining for and get it done quick.
New York City Wolf
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20/02/2012 18:09:00

Of the 'bossables': 1) Rafa 2) Clark .....and that's it.
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20/02/2012 18:18:00

Rafa is the man!,all this hogwash in the press,no one has a clue what is going on,how about David Haye and Chissora as his no2?bet the fans would behave!!!.
Crete Wolf
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20/02/2012 19:12:00

Both Haye and Chisora are ******** and should never box again
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20/02/2012 19:19:00

Iam sorry Lovesw why Rafa he proved at Inter how useless he was unless he has millions to spend not much good were euro champions the season before yet he could not get them to win a game just moaned a bout lack of money and was sacked with in 6 months.
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20/02/2012 19:21:00

And raga hasn't got the mentality to remould our players. We need someone that can inject some passion, fight and belief into them. I'm starting to think that a young manager like Lee Clarke might not be a bad shout. The other bonus is that his whole back room staff were sacked too so I bet he'd want them too.
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20/02/2012 19:22:00

Argh! My head hurts: I'm going to bury it in the sand until the Newcastle match or until NYCW tells me it's safe to pull it out. Great post, Yorkie, nice to see you back.
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20/02/2012 20:08:00

Kia: there is no denying those facts; but again,in in the Serie A, a manager of a top four club may just as well put his head on the block himself on losing two games in succession. It is vicious, no other word. Nevertheless, he has been where the game is all about planning and tactics, the lack of which has been all too evident at WW. Moreover, if he is appointed, the funds set aside for transfers would have been made clear from the outset.
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20/02/2012 21:03:00

Cheers Banksy! Well, the latest spout is that we have talked to both Pouyet and McDermy. One thing I will say about old/young Gus is that he has won things in assisting roles, *****ed promotion from League One and has Brighton on the brink of the play offs with a win ratio close to 50% since he has been there I believe. I am certainly leaning towards the likes of one of these younger managers. It is not as if he does not know the game. Good point raised on Clark and his back team- whoever comes in has to get shut off Connor and I bet we see a lot of the nonesense cut out quickly. At this rate no one is going to have much of a chance to work with the players prior to the Newcastle game; I would rather my 5 year old nephew pick the team than Connor. They need to pick someone and pull out the stops to get the manager in. For the record Zeli scored a hat trick last night.
New York City Wolf
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20/02/2012 21:06:00

I've just popped my head out of the sand for a moment and am pleased to see that the situation has improved a little. I would prefer either McDermott or Poyet to the old lags first into the traps. But would either of them be any more happy with a short-term contract ... and, if not, could they make the step-up to the PL. After all, MM couldn't really hack it, though he was too set in his ways by then.
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20/02/2012 21:18:00

Nice to see you back Wolfie,I still think its all been a huge mess,they should have left Merlin there or got rid sooner,now they are in one allmighty mess.No one wants the "poison chalice" for 13 weeks so we will end up having to offer a full contract to maybe someone we dont really want onboard.Managers currently employed ie McDermott or Poyet will certainly want a long term contract.I'd offer Curbishley a contract before anyone else out of the current offerings.But do we really know who they are considering?,we could end up with someone no one has thought of or mentioned!.UTW.
Crete Wolf
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20/02/2012 21:31:00

Just been speaking to a relative from Wolves on the phone and he says all the talk is of Gus Poyet!,they think he is the man.
Crete Wolf
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20/02/2012 21:39:00

Apparently JM has stated that the 13 game contract isn't on the table so maybe it's more to do with expectations and finances that are the stumbling block.
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20/02/2012 21:41:00

Now I read that Wilkins is interested. Yes please ... I hope it's not just paper talk.
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21/02/2012 09:25:00

it must be a pretty big hat to house all those names.. one thing i think is becoming ever more certain, we WONT have a manager installed by Newcastle... What a complete shambles this appears to be. WOULD THE REAL WOLVES MANAGER PLEASE STAND UP !
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21/02/2012 10:16:00

I'll do it!!!!! I can't be any worse than TC surely and I'll even do it for free for 13 games. That should fit into our new fiscal policy. They could spend the money building a new club shop or something then. I may not have experience managing but I promise to strip RJ of the Captaincy, I won't pick favourites, I won't let clipboard near the dugout and I'll get Ray Wilkins in has my number 2. Put my name on the poll guys......I am officially making myself available.
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21/02/2012 14:46:00

You may as well Rusty! Just leave your clipboard at home. On a serious note there seems to have been a drop off on names being thrown around- yes we are still hearing new ones and there are not many that have not been mentioned lets face it, but something tells me this drop off means they are ironing out details with a selection. Are they drawing up a compensation package for Brighton ? (Wikipedia has him on a five year contract) and a deal for Gus himself? I don't think he would be interested in playing second fiddle to anyone considering the course he is on but what if it was him and Wilkins?! A winning formula in my book. The old and the fairly new? Two wage packets though so probably not.
New York City Wolf
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21/02/2012 20:29:00

That's a plausible scenario, Yorkie, and fits in well with the board's known M.O. I hope you are right because it's causing a rift in my marriage. I'm tuning in to Newsnow Wolves every ten minutes and should my wife be sorting out the accounts or dealing with our daughter's forthcoming wedding, I harrumph loudly until she can bear it no longer and reluctantly signs out. And she is beginning to show a worrying lack of interest in my assessment of the various candidates.
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22/02/2012 19:32:00

SB....this is causing a nasty rift all over. It has completely divided fans. The only thing they seem to agree on is that this has become a ***** take now.
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23/02/2012 10:34:00

Akela I have noticed that out of all the parties that you have put on the poll that not once has Hoddle been mentioned! come look what he did for the club!!!!!
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24/02/2012 09:14:00


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