Mick McCarthy In Trouble At Wolvesby Paul Smith / 13 February 2012, 11:51Tweet
Wolves manager Mick McCarthy faces a fight to hold onto his job following his side's humiliating 5-1 defeat to fierce Black Country rivals West Brom. A second-half horror show condemned Wolves to their fifth consecutive defeat with McCarthy now in real danger of becoming the Next Premier League Manager to be sacked. Wolves have now suffered six defeats in their last seven games at Molineux and have failed to register a win since the start of December.
McCarthy labelled the performance 'a disgrace' and apologised for the manner of the defeat. It was Wolves' worst loss to their rivals since 1964 when they were battered by the same scoreline at The Hawthorns. At the final whistle boos echoed around Molineux and there was a post-match protest outside the ground as supporters vented their frustration and anger at their manager. As a result of their inferior goal difference Wolves have slumped back into the relegation zone and face a real battle to hold onto their Premier League status.
Wolves now have a break before their next fixture away to high flying Newcastle on Saturday 25th February. Club chairman Steve Morgan has a big decision to make but one thing is for certain: McCarthy won't quit. The Next Wolves Manager market has recently opened up and it is the former Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez who is the early favourite with Stan James. Other names that feature at this stage include Dave Jones, Alan Curbishley and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.