Worthy won't be thrown to Wolves

PUBLISHED: 14:34 10 July 2006 | UPDATED: 09:30 14 September 2010

Norwich City were today quick to dismiss reports that Nigel Worthington was on Wolves' wanted list as a potential replacement for Glenn Hoddle as manager.

Norwich City were today quick to dismiss reports that Nigel Worthington was on Wolves' wanted list as a potential replacement for Glenn Hoddle as manager.

One Sunday newspaper claimed that Worthington had become the top Molineux target a week after former England boss Hoddle resigned over lack of funds.

But City chief executive Neil Doncaster said today: “It's news to me. We haven't had contact from any club about Nigel and we aren't expecting any.”

Wolves are reported to be keen to appoint a manager with recent experience of taking his club into the top flight, so Mick McCarthy and Gary Megson have already been mentioned as candidates and Worthington would fit the same criteria.

But the fans' favourite for the job is veteran midfielder Paul Ince, who has applied for the job.

The 38-year-old's agent, Steve Kutner, revealed: "Because he has had such overwhelming support from the fans, I have drawn up a letter confirming he would like to be considered for the manager's position. Paul is flattered that people would like him to be the next manager of Wolves."

More than 20 people have already applied for the position, with Megson - last in the hot seat at Nottingham Forest - believed to be keen on another Midlands appointment.

Wolves chief executive Jez Moxey confirmed Ince's application was under consideration, but admitted persuading the midfielder to extend his playing contract was the club's top priority at the minute.

"At the moment we are talking to him about playing for us again next season," said Moxey.

"I will make him a final offer on the playing contract, and then we will address the other issue.

"But Paul has made it clear he would be honoured to be considered for the manager's job."

Hibernian boss Tony Mowbray and his number two, Wolves old boy Mark Venus, have also been linked with the post.

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