O'Hara convinced Connor to take Wolves job

Wolves midfielder Jamie O'Hara says he convinced Terry Connor to take the manager's job.

Wolves midfielder Jamie O'Hara says he convinced Terry Connor to take the manager's job.

O'Hara told Connor he was similar in style to his old Tottenham coach Chris Hughton, now in charge of Birmingham City.

He said: “I was saying to TC a few days after Mick went, you’re no ­different from Chris Hughton, why not give it a go? I worked with Hughton at Spurs. For 10 years he was ­assistant there, then at Newcastle, and when he became a manager ­people questioned whether he would have that authority.

“In the event he’s been one of the best up-and-coming managers in the game. What he’s done at Birmingham is one of the best jobs of the season. It seemed that after Mick went TC was taking training, while everybody was getting interviewed, yet nobody was interviewing TC.

“The boys were just saying the training was changing, he had his own ideas, and the lads felt he was more than capable of doing the job, and I think he thinks that way too.

“Getting that result at Newcastle last week when we were two goals down has given everybody a lift. This week’s been really good. And if he can keep us up then why shouldn’t he keep the job in the ­summer? You have to start somewhere.”

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