Steve Bruce believes rookie Wolves boss Terry Connor will have his work cut out trying to keep the club in the Barclays Premier League.

Bruce was interviewed by the club during a much-criticised recruitment process in the wake of Mick McCarthy's departure from Molineux and, despite chief executive Jez Moxey saying it was "not a job for a novice", they eventually elevated Connor, McCartney's assistant, after a number of higher-profile candidates seemingly turned it down.

Bruce told the Daly Mail: "I went for an interview and at one stage I thought it was close. I didn't go for a second interview, although there was dialogue. In the end they decided to go with Terry and that is entirely their prerogative. I wish him and them all the best because it is a difficult job for an experienced manager, let alone someone trying to cut their teeth."

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