Wolves were once again in the headlines when they fired their manager Mick McCarthy, ending his 6 year reign at the Molineux Stadium.

Wolves found themselves languishing in the relegation zone, and warning signs had been sounded the week before McCarthy’s dismissal, with the chairman finding it appropriate to enter the changing room at the end of another match which had ended in defeat.

The Wolves board are currently in the process of trying to appoint McCarthy’s replacement, with names such as Alan Curbishley and Steve Bruce being widely considered to be the front runners for the role.

The 1 - 5 defeat at home against West Brom proved to be the final straw for the Wolves board, with McCarthy receiving his marching orders after this match. The game before this embarrassing defeat was a courageous 2 -1 victory away against Queens Park Rangers, so McCarthy can perhaps view himself as being slightly unfortunate for being sacked so prematurely.

McCarthy was a real personality of the English game, and with such an energetic and likeable personality, it is a sad loss to the game. If Wolves are to have any chance of survival this season now, it is vital they appoint a manager who can unite the dressing room in quick fashion, as we are at the stage of the season now where every point and every match is crucial.

Upcoming games against Newcastle, Fulham, and Blackburn, are all games that Wolves can realistically aim to claim points from, so it is pivotal that a new manager and backroom staff are all in place before this run of matches in the Premier League.