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Who will take the Molineux hot seat?

With four sackings in a torrid 15 months spell, just who will want to take the Wolverhampton Wanderers managers job?

Or to be more specific the 'Head Coach' role, as we've decided to model ourselves on that wonderfully successful global brand that is West Brom.

Crewe boss Steve Davis was linked to the job at the back end of last week, but the 47-year-old according to the BBC had stated that he would not be applying for the vacancy and so his odds with the bookies immediately drifted. He's now available at 20/1 with SkyBet.

Following his resignation from Millwall on the same day as Dean Saunders sacking Kenny Jackett has been heavily linked with the role and has been one of the bookies favourites throughout.

Now available at 7/1 with bet365, The Telegraph believe the 51-year-old could be set to hold with the Molineux hierarchy such as Chief executive Jez Moxey and director of football operations and recruitment Kevin Thelwell.

Meanwhile Barnsley boss David Flitcroft reportedly rejected an offer from Wolves before signing his new Barnsley contract.

The 39-year-old of course managed to avoid the drop out of the Championship on the final day of the season, he is still available for bets but as high as 66/1 with betVictor.

48-year-old club legend Steve Bull has openly come out and said that if he was offered the job of course he would take it, but he stopped short of throwing his name into the hat as he believes someone else would be better suited to the role. Either way if you fancied a punt he's also at 66/1.

Former England boss Steve McClaren has become the latest big name manager linked with the position.

The 52-year-old who has managed England, won the League Cup with Middlesbrough, reached the UEFA Cup final and has won the Eredivisie championship with FC Twente.

Spells at German side Vfl Wolfsburg and Nottingham Forest may not have proved successful, but if we could get McClaren whilst in League One surely that would be seen as a bit of a coup?

The bookies think it's possible as he's currently second favourite at 5/1 with bet365.

The current favourite however remains as Owen Coyle who is as short as 3/1 with betVictor.

Other contenders according to the bookies are Neil Warnock, Peterborough manager Darren Ferguson and MK Dons manager Karl Robinson.

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The Journalist

Writer: Akela Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday May 14 2013

Time: 10:00AM

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For your sakes I hope that your board do not choose our last sacked Manager, Owen Coyle. Calamity Coyle, that clueless idiot in a pair of shorts, even in winter! were just two of his derogatory nicknames. If you want your players table tennis skills to improve then you will be pleased but if you want your players to be fit, have a tactical idea of how to play the next game or for any of your players to improve their skills then forget it. We hated Megson but the hate of Coyle towards the end of his term was approaching the same! All our suspicions about his incompetence have slowly turned out to be true after various players and journalists have leaked the truth about what happened at the training ground. His final and main fault? He is totally delusional and still thinks he did a great job with us and he left us in a good place - Owen! We were relegation fodder when you left and would definitely have been in league one next season if you had not been sacked.
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15/05/2013 00:35:00

While this foreign post might be a spoiler and therefore one to be ignored, I had already started to have doubts about Coyle. In our first year in the PL Coyle's Bolton finished one point ahead of us. The following year he did much better, whereas McCarthy barely kept us up. Then we both went down. This year, in the Championship, the trajectory of both teams continued downwards until the managers were sacked. Unfortunately, while Saunders couldn't turn round our fortunes, the new boss at Bolton could and did. So, is Coyle the answer? Personally, I would like to see us appoint a young, capable manager like Steve Davis of Crewe, who would bring on our youngsters and would gain in experience himself. With 2-3 years' experience in the lower divisions he could be ready to take on PL clubs. If we go for experience, I am gravitating towards McLaren away from Coyle but with reservations. But, hey, we were wrong about Bruce!
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15/05/2013 09:56:00

I like Davis, crewe appear to be a very good side under him.
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15/05/2013 13:54:00

I have the same feeling about Coyle, Southbank60. I wasn't wrong about Bruce, though. I really wanted Bruce.
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15/05/2013 16:45:00

Davis with O'grady in the Academy setup may work
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15/05/2013 17:10:00

I'd go for Shteve, despite the record of the two previous England managers at the Club. I know nothing about Steve Davis,though the qualities Southbank mentions are worth considering. He's my number two in the, number three, for first is Stale, though I realize the near impossibility of his return.
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15/05/2013 19:03:00

Haha, lovesW... "Shteve". From the names put forward, i'm inclined to agree with you. I'm not as convinced as I was about SB being the right man to replace Mick, because I don't view SM's record to be as unblemished as his... but, from a list of unproven or failed names he seems to be the most proven and 'least failed'... has it come to that? Any road up our k', wooden it be a right loff earin im tryin to spake like uz.
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15/05/2013 21:02:00

I don't think some of you realtise that there are more thatn one Steve, this is really confusing
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17/05/2013 18:38:00

We may as well have kept Saunders if the likes of Davis is being floated around have you forgotten what Saunders did at his old club you know the one he left to come to us the one promoted, Mcclarrens the guy he should never have taken the England job, even Fergy would have failed with that poisoned chalice
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17/05/2013 22:21:00

Pedro1874 is right. Coyle was a disaster for Bolton and I hope for your sakes Wolves don't choose him. Certainly he is a nice guy and Bolton fans wanted it to work out for him but his game tactics were niaive to say the least - limited to the you score three we'll score four philosophy and no plan B. He turned us from a side with a reputation for mean defences to a goal leaking disaster area, his signings were patchy and crucially he neglected our sports science programme which led to players being not fit enough, off the pace and a spate of non contact injuries. We'd probably still be in the prem if they'd got rid in the Christmas prior to our relegation. Don't go there. All the things you need he will not bring.
Skopelos Chris
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