Bruce leading Wolves pack
WOLVES still hope to appoint Mick McCarthy's successor as manager by the weekend with Steve Bruce emerging as one of the favourites.
Former Sunderland boss Bruce is believed to have impressed club owner Steve Morgan and chief executive Jez Moxey when spoken to on Friday and is one of the candidates likely to be given a second interview.
Speculation that Bruce turned down an offer to take charge for only the remainder of this season was wide of the mark as Wolves would ideally like to make a long-term appointment.
Moxey said: "I think we are about halfway through the process and it is going well. We have seen some very good candidates, have got some more candidates to see and we've got second interviews to do.
"So far, I think we are just about on schedule to keep to what we said which was, if at all possible, that we'd like a new manager in before our away game to Newcastle next weekend.
"We can't be absolutely sure that will be the time frame but ideally that is what we want to do."
Bruce, who has just relocated to the midlands after his sacking by Sunderland, enjoyed over five years of relative success at Birmingham before spells at Wigan and then with the Black Cats.