Wolves boss McCarthy convinced media stoked sacking fire

Wolves boss Mick McCarthy has slammed the media for talking up his sacking prospects.

Wolves boss Mick McCarthy has slammed the media for talking up his sacking prospects.

McCarthy, whose no-nonsense Barnsley bluntness has served Morgan well – and made him the fifth longest-serving manager in the Premier League behind Sir Alex Ferguson, Arsene Wenger, David Moyes and Tony Pulis – claimed Sky were trying to set the agenda.

He said: “There were no comments from the chairman that offended me at all. When Sky asked me about it, I told them, ‘I’m not happy with our points tally, I’m not happy where we are, I’m not happy with every performance’ – so I said it for him.

“The tide was stemmed at Sunderland with a new manager and the tide was stemmed at QPR with a new manager, so suddenly the water was starting to flow up the M6 to Wolves.

“It’s b******s. Excuse me, but it is jut nonsense. Sky wanted a manager under pressure, they were desperate for one. And that’s killed that one for today, at least, so thanks for asking.”

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