'Wolves hunt needs time'
WOLVES caretaker boss Terry Connor has pleaded for club owner Steve Morgan and chief executive Jez Moxey to be given time to find the right successor to sacked manager Mick McCarthy.
Morgan and Moxey have so far drawn a blank in replacing McCarthy after failing with approaches to the likes of Alan Curbishley, Brian McDermott, Gus Poyet and Walter Smith.
Connor will be in charge of the side at Newcastle tomorrow and is now a contender to take over the helm.
Steve Bruce remains the bookmakers' favourite.
Connor said: "They have to make the right decision. It's up to them to take whatever time is needed to make sure the club moves forward.
"Will I fancy the job if all goes well? Let me get through Newcastle. I'm sure after that Steve and Jez will have another chat and we will see where we go from there."
Former Rangers boss Smith had already passed up the opportunity to take over from McCarthy on a long-term basis earlier in the week before declining the offer of a short-term appointment.