Monday 18 December 2017

McCarthy eager to fight on at Molineux

Mick McCarthy insists he is still the right man to lead Wolves' fight against relegation after their 5-1 mauling by West Brom despite growing anger among fans.

Peter Odemwingie's first Premier League hat-trick pushed Wolves back into the bottom three with Jonas Olsson and Keith Andrews completing the Molineux rout.

Some supporters vented anger towards the directors' box -- although owner Steve Morgan was not present -- and then a couple of hundred fans staged a demonstration outside the ground after the game.

McCarthy felt the need to apologise for his team's performance but, when asked if he is still the right man for the job, he said: "I always feel I'm the right person to do it, absolutely.

"I apologise to the fans for the performance. I've never done it before but it was warranted because it was awful in the last half an hour.

"Whatever the fans were saying, we deserve every bit of it, no problem.

"Whatever grief they were giving out to me and the players was fully justified after that performance."

It remains to be seen whether the patience of Morgan, who is taking a half-term break with his family, has finally snapped.


McCarthy admitted: "The saddest part was that we capitulated and that's not something I would associate with me or my teams. It was very disappointing although 'disappointing' is an understatement.

"It turned out to be a terrible and disgraceful afternoon in terms of our performance at the end of it.

"I can't give any more messages to the fans -- I've apologised for the performance which is about all I can do just at the moment.

His Baggies counterpart, Roy Hodgson, said: "Of course, I feel sympathy and empathy for Mick.

"At the risk of sounding arrogant, I think Wolves can be more than satisfied with what Mick has done for this club.

"I think he's done an excellent job and continues to do an excellent job."

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