Wolves have launched their search to find a replacement for sacked manager Mick McCarthy and have not ruled out an interim replacement until the end of the season.

McCarthy's five-and-a-half year reign at Molineux was ended on Monday morning by chief executive Jez Moxey in a training-ground meeting, with Wolves having slid into the bottom three of the Barclays Premier League. Sunday's 5-1 home hammering by local rivals West Brom was the final straw.

But Wolves' previous alarming sequence of results since early-season optimism faded - just 14 points from the previous possible 66 - was the over-riding concern for club owner Steve Morgan and Moxey. Morgan told Sky Sports News: "I'm afraid the board thought we had little or no choice."

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