EXCLUSIVE: Megson ready to boss Wolves
Published 22:31 14/03/12 By Alan Biggs
Gary Megson is a shock new contender for the Wolves manager's job.
The relegation-threatened club are considering Megson as third third gaffer of the season following defeats to Fulham and Blackburn under caretaker boss Terry Connor.
And the 52-year-old former boss of Wolves' bitter rivals West Bromwich Albion - sacked by Sheffield Wednesday only a fortnight ago when they were third in League One - would be ready to act as a firefighter until the end of the season.
Such temporary terms have put some candidates, including Walter Smith, off joining Wolves' fight to stay in the Premier League.
But they would not deter Megson if owner Steve Morgan and chief executive Jez Moxey follow up their interest in a man who is a proven trouble-shooter.
Megson, who kept Bolton in the top flight four years ago, is seen as the kind of experienced operator Wolves need following their controversial axing of Mick McCarthy.
And the club have not been deterred by his links with West Brom, who were twice promoted to the Premier League under Megson in 2002 and 2004.
Megson, who has also managed Norwich, Stoke, Nottingham Forest and Leicester, is also ready to run a potential gauntlet of fan abuse to resume a largely successful career.
While he still has contractual issues to resolve at Wednesday, Megson will not let that act as a barrier to a swift return to the touchline.