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Mick McCarthy is not ruling out a return to Wolverhampton Wanderers, as his former club continues to struggle following his departure.

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McCarthy was sacked as Wolves manager in February after the side slumped to a 5-1 loss against West Brom, bringing an end to the Irishman's five-and-a-half years in charge.

Wolves' search for a replacement proved a frustrating process for the team's hierarchy, and ultimately they appointed McCarthy's assistant Terry Connor as their new boss.

Their form, though, has failed to improve, and they find themselves bottom of the Premier League table, four points adrift of safety, leading to suggestions McCarthy could make a dramatic return.

McCarthy said: "I would never say never, that's all I can say. Stranger things have happened in football - Carlos Tevez, for example, is back playing for Manchester City.

"Ideally, I'm looking forward to a fresh challenge. I think Wolves could be a challenge for somebody else - I've done my time."

He also insisted his relationship with owner Steve Morgan remains positive, adding: "He made the decision to get shot of me, but that happens.

"I'm not bitter and twisted about it. My relationship with Steve was good and remains good now."


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