Wolves boss Mick McCarthy denies Molineux rift

Wolves manager Mick McCarthy says he bears "no animosity" towards Steve Morgan after the chairman entered the dressing room and criticised his players for their performance.

The incident occurred on Tuesday after Wolves' 3-0 home defeat to Liverpool.

"This is the first time in my managerial career a chairman has done that," McCarthy admitted.

"I don't feel it erodes my authority, but we've spoken and Steve knows my views about that."

Mick McCarthy has been in football management 20 years next month and rarely ducks a question. But clearly he was less than impressed with Morgan's actions on Tuesday night, leaving us to draw our conclusions.

The Wolves boss, who has been in charge at Molineux since July 2006, has recently come under pressure after a run of nine games without a win.

McCarthy's side now lie second bottom of the Premier League table, and he has set his players a target of 38 points for safety this season.

"That would be a good tally," he explained. "That is still possible to do. Is it going to be enough? I think it will be, because I think it will be a low tally that stays up.

"No-one wants to be in the bottom three at anytime. The lads are hurting. But there is no panic here. We've been in this position before."

Sections of the Molineux crowd have been calling for McCarthy's resignation this season, and a banner was recently unfurled at a home game that read 'Macca Out'.

But the former Republic of Ireland boss remains unfazed.

"I've got so many of my pals who wonder why I do it and ask if I could get a sensible job as a window cleaner or an insurance salesman," he joked.

"As a manager you go through the range of emotions. I've been doing it for almost 20 years now. If you don't want to want to go through it, then get out."