I guess this is not the conclusion many Wolves fans were expecting after the two-week break and the sacking of Mick McCarthy.
Firstly, sacking McCarthy seems like the wrong decision to me. No new manager can do a great deal different to what he was doing. I thought he would keep them up, no doubt he would he will go on to bigger things anyway.
Wolves wanted to bring someone in to help Wolves avoid relegation in the two week break and I have never seen so many managers suddenly hide away. Brian McDermot did well out of it by signing a new long-term contract with Reading, Alan Curbishly who was meant to be favourite for the role said no, Wolves went elsewhere then came back and he still said no. Neil Warnock took the Leeds job which I think is the perfect job for me. And what happened to Steve Bruce. Where is he? What did he say to put Wolves off?
Even Brightons Gus Poyet was mentioned. But if reports are to be believed, Wolves would not pay £2 million for Gus. Thats fine with us….
So Wolves wanted a manager with Premier League experience… They promote Terry Connor to the role.
I think this is a good appointment. Others say it’s a slap in the face to Wolves fans. Others are hailing the fact that a black manager if finally getting a chance in the Premier League.
First of all I want to tackle this subject of black managers getting the chance to work in the Premier League.
If they are good enough, they will work in the Premier League and all other divisions. This country has moved on from racism. There is no chairman or board of directors who would favourite a white manager over a black manager due to the colour of their skin. How on earth would that benefit anyone!? If you do not believe me, name 5 black managers or former players you reckon should have got the job at Wolves?
What I do like is that an assistant manager at a premier league club have promoted within. Any other business would do this. Giving those a chance who have already done the hard work. He does have Premier League experience. You think Mick McCarthy had a special room where on Premier League Manager stuff happens and Terry Connor was no part of this? Of course he knows what it’s going to take to work in the this role.
As a Spurs fan, I would not mind seeing a similar practise happen at the club. Only a few years ago, it was suggested Gus Poyet could be the next Spurs manager after coming in as Ramos assistant. Now look what Gus is doing at Brighton.
Also bringing in Martin Jol as Santini’s assistant. Although it happened a lot quicker than Tottenham would have wanted, Jol was then promoted to manager and perhaps started laying down the first building blocks to what is now an exciting time for Tottenham.
So to summarise. Give Terry Connor a chance. Not because he is black and representing the minority, but because he has just been promoted into a job he has been aspiring to do. He’s done the hard work, lets hope it pays off.