Wolverhampton Wanderers have given caretaker manager, Terry Connor, the job until the end of the season.

Connor, 49, had been an assistant to Mick McCarthy, prior to the previous manager's dismissal.

A statement from Wolves reads:

Wolves are pleased to announce that Terry Connor is to take on the managerial reins at Molineux until the end of the season.

Connor, who has been at the Club for 13 years and has served under four different managers, was Mick McCarthy's assistant for the majority of his time at Wolves, and will now be in charge for the final 13 games of the season starting with tomorrow's trip to Newcastle.

"Since we made the difficult decision to part company with Mick, we have been through a diligent process of assessing potential candidates," said Chairman Steve Morgan.

"Having spoken to a number of people we have drawn that process to a close and myself and the Board are unanimous that Terry is the right man to lead the Club for the remainder of the season.

"This is a decisive step, which creates certainty, and the players are fully behind it.

"As a club, whether that be staff or supporters, we now all need to unite behind Terry and the players and secure as many points as possible over the next 13 games."

Steve and CEO Jez Moxey have been at the Compton training ground today to speak to players and staff.

Wolves are thought to have offered the job to Alan Curbishley and Walter Smith prior to making the appointment. Connor is highly respected at the club and former player Joleon Lescott credits him with much of his development "TC is one of the most influential coaches I have worked with in my career and I owe him a lot. And that includes everyone I have worked with. It wasn't just me who TC used to do extra sessions with and there were others like Keith Andrews who also used to benefit.

All of us who were young players at the time were keen to work with him and develop. He had a lot of respect from the players at the time and I am sure that will be the same from the lads who are at Wolves now."

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