Wolves boss Mick McCarthy loves proving people wrong.
McCarthy was willing to fight his own supporters recently after they turned on him in the 2-2 draw with Swansea.
That siege mentality – and the dry Yorkshire humour – was in evidence as he was inducted into the League Managers’ Association Hall of Fame.
McCarthy said: “Did I ever think that growing up in Barnsley, Mick McCarthy, miserable as a seaside donkey at Blackpool, would ever end up doing what I am doing? No.
“And the reason for that was everybody was telling me I wouldn’t be doing it. So to all those people – ha, ha, ha!”