No disrespect, Terry, but I can do a better job: Ince wants to replace Wolves boss Connor
13:46 GMT, 6 April 2012
Paul Ince has declared that he is ready to return to Wolves as manager and lead a last-ditch attempt to avoid relegation from the Barclays Premier League.
Former Wanderers captain Ince would be willing to take charge immediately were the club to relieve interim manager Terry Connor Ince spoke to Wolves chief executive Jez Moxey when the search for a new manager was still taking place – the day before Connor was appointed.
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But Wolves have taken only one point from six games since Connor replaced the sacked Mick McCarthy towards the end of February and are bottom of the table.
And ex-England midfielder Ince, who has managed Macclesfield, MK Dons, Blackburn and Notts County, told the Express and Star: 'When I spoke to Jez about the situation, he said the job was about experience, but a day later they appointed Terry.
'With all due respect to TC (Connor), I've got more managerial experience than him. I've saved teams from relegation, I've got teams promoted and I've managed in the Premier League.
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'But the job at the moment is about motivating players and the fans and I feel I can do that. I feel I should be at the club now.
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'If someone said: “Take it for the last seven games” I'd do it, because it's Wolves and they're my club and they're only going one way at the moment.'
Ince added: 'Wolves is a massive club. I went there when they hadn't been in the top division for 19 years and we won promotion at the first attempt.
I played there for four years so Wolves is a massive part of my life.
'If I went there, they'd have nothing to lose. I'd tell the players the hard facts and say: “Everyone thinks you're going down anyway” and try to get something extra out of them.'
Ince was interviewed for the Wolves job in 2006 before the appointment of McCarthy.