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Walter Smith approached by Wolves

Walter Smith approached by Wolves

Last night the odds on former Rangers boss Walter Smith dropped dramatically.

So much so that the 63-year-old former Scotland manager was quickly installed as second favourite behind Steve Bruce to become the next manager of Wolverhampton Wanderers after previously being a rank outsider.

In fact if you plumped a few quid on him a few days ago you could have been looking at a rather hefty pay packet.

This one doesn't seem to be like the other media related speculations such as Roy Keane for example, this one appears to have some substance behind it with the Express & Star reporting that Wolves owner Steve Morgan could appoint him later today.

That of course has brought the odds down even further this morning and he is now the favourite for the position, with some bookies not even taking bets on him any more, a dramatic shift in less than 24 hours.

According to the E&S it was only Tuesday when Smith turned down the position, something that every candidate appears to have done at some stage, but a revised offer was apparently made last night.

Vital Wolves Comment: Walter Smith was such a rank outsider for the position that he was never even included in our front page polls asking who the next manager should be!

So we've published a new one to see what the Vital Wolves users think of his possible appointment.

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Writer:Akela
Date:Thursday February 23 2012
Time: 9:28AM

Comments

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lets just bulldoze the Mol now - save us a few years torment.
AdMant
23/02/2012 09:42:00
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Unfortunately, AdMant, that is SM's partially realised idea. One can see the impact in the quality of play on the field, where the money should have been spent.
Southbank60
23/02/2012 10:20:00
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To be fair, Smith as vast experience, plenty of connections and he's a tough talking Jock. Whether he can lift our players is anyone's guess but gotta be a better option than Bruce. Atleast it will give us the summer to find the right person/s. 13 games will be a tough call for anyone so may as well be him I guess. He might scare a few of the players into playing. I suspect RJ won't be as vocal off the pitch with Smith around or he'll end up with a Glasgow kiss.
Rustmonkey
23/02/2012 10:30:00
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I agree, Rustmonkey. He's a better choice than Bruce and he has a good record. If I remember correctly, didn't he do a good job with Scotland before Rangers tempted him away? And, if he is only given a contract until the end of the season, we can look for a long-term solution to our problem in the summer. And, who knows, he might turn it round.
Southbank60
23/02/2012 10:59:00
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"After talks with Wolves chief executive Jez Moxey, they have agreed that Smith can work with the existing backroom staff."(Mail Online) And this might just have been part of the problem. Just one question has no-one else found it absurd that the players have all supposedly defended McCarthy by saying that they simply didn't perform for him? Now we got you sacked boss, we'll try harder... Maybe the manager just picks the team?
Wolf Downunder
23/02/2012 11:05:00
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I'm sure WS is his own man. He won't know the players that well so will need a guiding hand but I'm sure he soon sort the wheat from the chaff.
Rustmonkey
23/02/2012 11:10:00
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The statement also eludes to the fact they want rid of the back room staff at the end of the season.
Rustmonkey
23/02/2012 11:11:00
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There seems to be a bigger problem according to all reports A Curbs has turned Wolves down twice with in a week.Him and Morgan do not share the same vision as to where Wolves ARE going and now its just been reported W Smith has also turned Wolves down if i apply for the job would i get your votes on here lol.
kiawolves
23/02/2012 12:04:00
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I was about to make the same observation, kiawolves. As JM and SM cast their net ever wider, I feel I have to stay close to a phone in case I get a call. It's the short-term contract which appears to be the sticking point. While I agree with it, given the circumstances, it severely reduces the club's appeal to potential managers. In addition, the farce serves to underline the board's mistake in not acting soner, whether last summer or before Christmas.
Southbank60
23/02/2012 12:43:00
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