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Reading & Brighton bosses now in the frame

Reading & Brighton bosses now in the frame

Reading manager Brian McDermott and Brighton boss Gus Poyet are now apparently in the frame for the Wolves managerial post.

With the search for a new gaffer taking another twist yesterday with fan choice Alan Curbishley pulling out of the running, the media and the bookies didn't know what was going on.

It doesn't appear to be completely inconceivable that neither did Jez Moxey or Steve Morgan, especially if you believe everything you read on the internet.

If Mick McCarthy's run as manager divided opinion, then this saga has united the fans as one, but not in the way the board may have wanted.

They had probably hoped for the fans to unite behind a new manager, instead, we're all united and angry about the farce this process appears to have now become.

Steve Bruce remains the bookies favourite, with some newspaper reports suggesting he hasn't turned down the idea of taking the role on a short term basis which had previously been reported.

Former Huddersfield Town manager Lee Clark remains second favourite, despite not many reports coming out about his possible interest.

But over the last 24 hours the main movement has been regarding Reading manager Brian McDermott and Brighton boss Gus Poyet who are now third and fourth favourite for the post, ahead of Roy Keane and Graeme Souness whose odds dramatically shortened yesterday after Curbishley withdrew.

getbracknell.co.uk a local website in the Reading area has reported that McDermott held talks with Wolves bosses in recent days, while Poyet has been linked by the Daily Mail.

Vital Wolves Comment: Right now though its impossible to tell if any of this speculation has any merit.

You might as well lump a fiver on Diego Maradona who has odds of 949/1 with betfair as it would seem no-one has a clue.

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Writer:Akela
Date:Tuesday February 21 2012
Time: 10:00AM

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C'mon Akela... your poll is well outdated now :) Perhaps a more managable poll would be: Who will NOT be interviewed for the vacant Wolves post... RUN HEADLESS CHICKENS RUN !!! Rustmonkey may not be so far off with his panic button theory. (groan)
AdMant
21/02/2012 10:22:00
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I suspect they have been warned off about fans reaction to Bruce and now Curbs and Warnock are out of the race they are a bit F%#ked. On the bright side.......Ray Wilkins name is slowly coming into the frame. Maybe has head Coach to Gus Poyet would be a dream team????
Rustmonkey
21/02/2012 11:23:00
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I repeat my wish list of a week ago: 1) Rafa 2) Wilkins 3) Clark. So it remains.
lovesW
21/02/2012 11:26:00
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The only out of work manager they don't seem to have spoken to yet is Fabio Capello.Given Wolves practice of previously appointing ex England managers maybe he's expecting a call!
corbo
21/02/2012 12:16:00
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Wilkins and Poyet would be a very good combo. Don't see Clipboard being given his P45 after 12 years at the club!!
BIG TASTY
21/02/2012 12:41:00
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GUS POYET nice football, upcoming manager but HIGHLY thought of and RESPECTED at Brighton, he would be better off staying cos he wudnt get that here after he looses a few games
Big Bad Wolf
21/02/2012 12:54:00
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Do I detect a 'my club can do no wrong attitude' here, BBW? Surely, as supporters, we are entitled to offer constructive criticism, should it be warranted. No-one is perfect, least of all MM!
Southbank60
21/02/2012 13:54:00
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Wolves Board Quotes for the 11/12 Season: • We can look fwd to a mid-table finish • We are looking for proven premiership quality players • We will have a new manager before Newcastle • We are only looking managers with premiership experience • Frankly im not inclined to believe a word they say... still galled about the funding the stadium and academy are getting when our squad is relegation bound...
AdMant
21/02/2012 14:02:00
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HOW do u come to that conclution southbank??? Morgan PANDERED to the anti mick mob there just as GUILTY of this situation as the fans who called for micks head when there are NO BETTER OPTIONS available. BOOING players gets us nowhere and getting on the managers back has got us nowhere and when we go down the boo boys will not even turn up in the CHAMPIONSHIP
Big Bad Wolf
21/02/2012 14:45:00
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Rubbish.......the boo boys were a minority right up until the Liverpool game. Any manager will have his detractors. ...FACT. The vast majority of Wolves' silent majority ( including myself) backed MM and were happy to give him a shout. It's only the last few games that saw the mood really change. The Albion game was a bad result but wasn't the only reason ppl's opinions changed. It was the manner of the loss and some of the panicky rash positional changes that were made that tipped the balance and showed fans that something needed changing quickly. We all know that is was the wrong time for change as it should have happened a few months before but change was needed. As for fans not turning up......we are averaging about 22k a game which is probably about the same as when we were inthe Championship. I suspect that won't change regardless of future events. It wasn't the BOO boys who got Mick sacked......it was poor performances and lack of ability to change things around. I loved Mick for what he did for us but the writing was on the wall. I'm happy to wait for the right person/s to be bought in and if we go down, so be it. Hopefully Mr Morgan will learn a valuable lesson about running a football club. You cannot compete in the Premiership on a small budget. The fact is that he thought we could and that by using the money to improve the ground and training facilities he would help make us a contender. The sad truth is that you need a team that can compete first and prove it over 4 or 5 seasons. Then, when you are established as a decent mid table team.......then you build the facilities. I appreciate what he was trying to do but I think he tried to run before we could walk. We need a completely new back room staff that can inject some bite back into our players, people with presence and character that can make decisions and completely re-train the guys. We do have a half decent squad but that have been lacking in direction for some time. It's very easy to wear rose tinted glasses but sometimes you need to take them off and actually reassess a situation.
Rustmonkey
21/02/2012 15:04:00
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