Reading boss McDermott on Wolves radar

Tue, 21 Feb 08:38:23 2012

Wolves are continuing their search to replace sacked manager Mick McCarthy with Reading's Brian McDermott emerging as a potential new candidate, Press Association Sport understands.

Steve Bruce has been the bookmakers' favourite for the past few days after the withdrawal of Alan Curbishley from the race, but sources indicate McDermott is on the radar of Wolves owner Steve Morgan and chief executive Jez Moxey, although it is unclear whether they have yet firmed up their interest.

The former Arsenal player has moulded the Royals into a promotion chasing side in the npower Championship, despite the sale of striker Shane Long and defender Matt Mills last summer.

He is also on a one-year rolling contract and therefore would not cost huge amounts in compensation if Wolves decide he is the person they want to pursue to succeed McCarthy.

Brighton boss Guy Poyet has also been linked as a possible candidate, although sources close to Wolves have played down the interest in the Uruguayan.

Wolves would also be looking at having to pay a substantial compensation bill as Poyet is less than a season into a five-year contract.


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