Who would want to manage Wolves right now? Joleon Lescott (Everton), Seol Hi-Kyeon (Reading), Mark Kennedy (Crystal Palace), Colin Cameron (Coventry City) and Kenny Miller (Celtic) have all jumped ship, leaving the squad looking barer than Marco Materazziâ€™s MySpace friends list.
Thereâ€™s no money to spend (which seems to be why Glenn Hoddle left in such a hurry) and to top it all young striker Chris Cornes has been handed a six-month ban for cocaine use. Despite all this, the Wolves board think theyâ€™ve found 12
foolish brave men willing to drink from the Championshipâ€™s most poisoned chaliceâ€¦
Top 10 (well, 12 actually) candidates to be the next Wolves manager continuedâ€¦
Based on pure speculation, and in no particular order, they may or may not be:
1 Stuart Gray (because heâ€™ll do it cheap)
2 Paul Ince (ditto)
3 Gary Megson
4 Mick McCarthy
5 Stuart Baxter (because heâ€™s always mentioned)
6 Nigel Worthington
7 Steve Cotterill
8 Joe Royle
9 Dario Gradi
10 Tony Mowbray (doing a good job at Hibs, assisted by Mark Venus)
11 Mike Newell
12 Alan Curbishley
Several misty-eyed Wolves fans have also put their hard earned money on Steve Bull for the job, causing bookmakers to laugh loudly, rub their hands together like Fagin and then cut Bullâ€™s odds from 50-1 to 14-1, just in case.
Wolves fans, who would you like to see replace Hoddle?
Daryl Grove (long-suffering Wolves fan)