London - Wolverhampton Wanderers on Monday sacked manager Mick McCarthy a day after their 5-1 home loss to West Bromwich Albion.
Republic of Ireland international McCarthy, 53, took over at the club
in 2006, guiding them to the Premier League in 2009.
But the club
have won just one of their last 11 Premier League games and are now 18th
in the standings after a Peter Odemwingie hat-trick inspired West Brom
in the Black Country derby at Molineux on Sunday.
"The board took
the difficult decision after a run of form which has seen Wolves pick up
14 points in the last 22 league games," read a club statement.
"Terry Connor will take charge of team training in the interim until a new manager is appointed."
The statement added: "The board would like to place on record their
sincere thanks and appreciation to Mick McCarthy and he leaves with the
very best wishes of everyone connected to the club."