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Connor still an option to be Wolves boss: Moxey

WOLVES chief executive Jez Moxey insists the club will not be rushed into appointing a new manager with interim boss, Terry Connor, a possible contender.

Moxey is adamant an appointment will not be made until the current campaign is over after Wolves' relegation from the Premier League was confirmed with three games remaining.

Connor has failed to win a game after stepping up from the backroom staff to replace the sacked Mick McCarthy on a temporary basis, but he is highly regarded by Moxey and the west midlands club.

Moxey said: "The managerial issue will be addressed when the season has finished.

"Whoever comes in will be responsible for the football decisions. That has always been the case at this club.

"There will be no restrictions on the timing of the appointment."

When asked if Connor will be considered, Moxey said: "At this stage, no one has been ruled in or out of the job. I think that answers where we are with regard to Terry.

"Terry is a Wolves man through and through. He has been with this club for 13 years and given us outstanding service.

"Terry has great integrity and was handed a hard task.

"But he has faced up to difficult situations and dealt with them as he saw fit with the best intentions of Wolverhampton Wanderers always uppermost in his mind."

Moxey and club chairman Steve Morgan came in for criticism for the timing of the sacking of McCarthy in mid-February.

But Moxey said: "We can all be smart after the event. There was a lot of debate at the time about it, but it's hypothetical now.

"The decision was taken. We have to move forward."