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I'm not the Messiah - but McCarthy refuses to rule out a return to Wolves in the future

“Stranger things have happened. Carlos Tevez played for Manchester City on Saturday.”

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MICK MCCARTHY SAYS that he cannot rule out the possibility of a shock return to manage Wolverhampton Wanderers again — but he’s unlikely to be the club’s saviour this season.

Wolves remain rooted to the bottom of the Premier League table following Saturday’s 2-1 defeat away to Norwich, their fourth loss in five league games since McCarthy was suddenly sacked in the middle of February.

Results under Terry Connor, who was promoted from assistant manager on an interim basis after Wolves failed to attract any of their chosen targets, have fuelled criticism of chairman Steve Morgan’s decision to terminate McCarthy’s contract without lining up a replacement first.

With eight games to go, Wolves are now four points from safety and in danger of dropping back into the Championship for the first time since McCarthy guided them to promotion in 2008/2009.

But while the former Republic of Ireland international said that he would be willing to paper over the cracks and return to the club he managed for almost six years, the chances of an immediate u-turn are slim.

“I would never say never, that is all I can say,” McCarthy told talkSPORT. “Stranger things have happened. Carlos Tevez played for Manchester City on Saturday.

But I think that is a challenge for somebody else, I have done my time. I would never say never and someday it may happen but I don’t think that is going to be the case now and I am looking forward to a fresh challenge as well.

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