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McDermott to join race for Wolves job

Wolves are targeting the Reading manager, Brian McDermott, as a leading candidate to replace the sacked Mick McCarthy, in a change of direction by the Premier League club. The initial plan was to appoint a manager with top-flight experience and the former Sunderland manager Steve Bruce remains in the wings, waiting to see whether he will be granted a second interview.

However, Wolves' owner, Steve Morgan, and chief executive, Jez Moxey, have now turned their attention to leading lights from the Championship and are set to seek permission to speak to McDermott. Brighton's Gus Poyet is also attracting interest, although Wolves deny reports they have made an approach.