Belfast Telegraph

Wolves 'to interview Curbishley'

The managerial vacancy at Wolves is a role that finally whetted the appetite of Alan Curbishley, according to his agent.

Despite being out of work for nearly three and a half years, Curbishley faces an "imminent" interview as he pitches for a position he feels is the right one for him to return. He is understood to primarily be up against Steve Bruce and Neil Warnock as owner Steve Morgan begins the process of finding a successor to Mick McCarthy.

Speaking to Press Association Sport, Curbishley's agent Phil Smith said: "They (Wolves) have said themselves they have invited him to see them. That is what he will do and then we'll see because I believe there is Alan, Steve Bruce, Neil Warnock and whoever else in the frame."

He added: "I'm not going to go into when it (the interview) is going to happen, other than to say it's imminent."

Despite not being at the sharp end of the managerial game since resigning from West Ham in September 2008 - instead working as a television pundit - Smith does not believe that will prove any obstacle to a potential appointment.

"It's of no concern to Alan. His record is second to none," added Smith. "He wasn't going to come back to something that didn't whet his appetite.

"He doesn't need to go back, but there does come a time when you want to go back, and Wolves is a big, traditional football club going places.

"But like every other club in the bottom half of the table, a few bad results land you right in it.

"The ramifications aren't even worth thinking about given what progress they're making off the field.

"So I can understand them wanting him, and I can understand him being interested in them."


From Belfast Telegraph