Terry Connor keen on Wolves role but says he will put club first
Thursday 26 April 2012
Interim manager Terry Connor wants Wolverhampton Wanderers to put the future of the club ahead of his own when the season is reviewed next month. Connor will, after the final game on 13 May, offer his input into a campaign that has seen Wolves relegated from the Premier League.
He has been at the club as part of the backroom staff for 13 years before stepping into the managerial role 10 matches ago following Mick McCarthy's sacking.
Connor, the former Leeds and Brighton striker, said: "I'll be reviewing my part of what's happened and the whole season. Let the club find what path they want to take. Whatever happens has to be for the good of the club. Decisions will be made that aren't for personal gain, but for the good of the club.
"The club will try to move forward; some people will stay, some will go. That's down to how the club wants to go in the future. But whatever input I have will be for the benefit of Wolves – not me."
It is understood that the Wolves chief executive Jez Moxey would welcome Connor applying for the job despite picking up only two points out of a possible 30 so far.
Connor said: "At one time, I didn't really see myself as first-team coach, assistant coach and then manager but now I can do them all. Whatever I have to do, if someone says, 'Can you do that?' then I'll be able to say, 'Yes I can, I've done that'."
Across the Midlands, Alex McLeish claims he has the backing of Aston Villa owner Randy Lerner and chief executive Paul Faulkner after fans called for him to be sacked after last night's 2-1 home defeat by Bolton Wanderers.
Villa are now just three points above the Premier League bottom three and supporters turned on manager McLeish after Villa surrendered the lead given them by Stephen Warnock as goals from Martin Petrov (penalty) and David Ngog earned Bolton a survival lifeline.
McLeish said the level of abuse towards him "was a first" but he is determined to win the battle to stay up with the support of Lerner and Faulkner.
McLeish said: "They were supportive, they said: 'You've got to keep your head up'. They said everyone has to stay together and battle together and see it through. It [the fans' reaction) has also not weakened my resolve to carry on and see this through. Absolutely not."
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