Alan Curbishley Expresses Interest In Wolves Jobby Paul Smith / 14 February 2012, 21:44Tweet
Managerless Wolves are looking to make a swift appointment for a new manager after sacking Mick McCarthy on Monday. The club ended McCarthy's five-and-a-half year reign at Molineux following a torrid run of just three wins from 22 league matches. The betting is expected to really hot up in the next few days after Wolves chairman Steve Morgan declared his intent to install a manager before their next game away to Newcastle on Saturday 25th February.
Alan Curbishley has been to quick to express his interest in the vacancy and as a result has emerged as the early favourite in the Next Wolves Manager Odds. The former Charlton and West Ham manager has been out of work since September 2008 but has spoken of his desire to return to the game and manage a Premier League club. Morgan is keen to appoint a man with experience and a proven track record, and has said that Curbishley has the qualities he is looking for.
Steve Bruce and Neil Warnock are also being linked with the vacancy. Both managers have been sacked by Premier League clubs this season, with Bruce losing his job at Sunderland in late November, while Warnock was axed by QPR in January. Bruce may be an attractive option as he has valuable experience of keeping a club in the league after saving Wigan from relegation in 2008. Meanwhile Rafa Benitez has ruled himself out of the running.
Wolves have won just once in their last 11 league matches and are without a win at Molineux since 4th December 2011. The new manager will have 13 games to save Wolves from the dreaded drop. The club escaped relegation by the skin of their teeth last season and with the way things currently stand the fight for survival is likely to go right down to the wire once again.