Monday 13 February 2012
Wolverhampton Wanderers manager Mick McCarthy has left the club with immediate effect after a disappointing run of results.
Terry Connor will take charge of team training in the interim until a new manager is appointed.
Wolves suffered a 5-1 defeat at home to Black Country rivals West Bromwich Albion on Sunday, a result which prompted McCarthy to apologise to fans for the display.
"The board would like to place on record their sincere thanks and appreciation to Mick"
- Wolves statement
McCarthy joined Wolves in July 2006 and led the club to the Championship title in the 2008/09 campaign, and has kept Wolves in the Barclays Premier League for the past two seasons.
A statement on the club's official website said: "The board took the difficult decision to terminate Mick's contract after a run of form which has seen Wolves pick up only 14 points in the last 22 League games."
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."