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Wolves taking time on new manager call

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Wolves are set to play a waiting game in their manager search.

Wolves are set to play a waiting game in their manager search.

Terry Connor's contract as boss runs to the last game of the season on May 13, but Wolves want to take all the time they need to make the right appointment.

That means any decision on his future may well have to wait until at least May 19 – the date of the Championship play-off final – as the futures of more than one manager could be shaped by the end-of-season showpiece.

Connor remains in the spotlight as he is currently in the job.

But, with many fans against him keeping the job because of results, the club is also looking at outside candidates for life after relegation, with managers of Championship experience under consideration.

Long-serving Connor has support in the boardroom and in the dressing room and the club are anxious to continue some sort of continuity.

The players today vowed Connor will improve results if he keeps the job. Midfielder Dave Edwards said: "He'll turn results around because if you look how he's developed over the 11 games, he's learned so much.

"Whether it's with us or someone else next season, he'll be a great manager one day.

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"You can see we're moving in the right direction, but he hasn't had enough games to turn it around."

Edwards feels no-one would care about the club as much as Connor.

He said: "Look how he's carried himself in interviews – he has great dignity and you can tell this club means the world to him. The boys are completely behind him."

Left-back Stephen Ward believes Connor will turn results around, in the long run, given the chance.

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He said: "Look at some of the performances – we have been unlucky not to get more positive results.

"We have shown real togetherness and ability to battle.

"Being relegated is disappointing but he's kept us smiling.

"We could have lost by six or seven goals on Saturday, but we had a go. He just needs time."

Ward added: "I don't think anyone would have any qualms if TC got the job.

"If you ask the players, he's done great things and he already knows the Championship."

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