EXCLUSIVE: McCarthy's back at Wolves… but he's just visiting pal Connor
22:47 GMT, 15 March 2012
Back to his old haunt: McCarthy
Mick McCarthy was back at Molineux this week, offering his support to Terry Connor, the man who succeeded him as boss.
The former manager returned to the club’s training ground for the second time since being sacked by owner Steve Morgan.
He went to collect a few personal possessions and was invited to stay for something to eat by his replacement Connor.
He initially said his goodbyes at the club’s base in Compton shortly after being dismissed but returned again on Wednesday after a few weeks’ break in America.
The managerial position at Wolves has once more come under the spotlight after they went down 2-0 to relegation rivals Blackburn Rovers.
And while there are no immediate plans to remove Connor from a post that he has held for barely two weeks, should the team fail to improve during the next two matches, the hierarchy might decide to take a desperate last throw of the dice and appoint a third manager this season.
Show of support: Terry Connor
Stand-in skipper Stephen Ward is confident the players can turn things around.
Morgan confronted angry fans after the home defeat by Blackburn Rovers and Ward said: ‘You can hear what’s coming down from the stands but it’s going to be like that when we haven’t given the fans much to shout about.
‘But we still feel we can do it. We are not dead and buried. We can get out of this.’