Wolves manager Mick McCarthy hits out at 'idiotic' supporters

Wolves manager Mick McCarthy has hit back at the "mindless idiots" who called for him to be sacked during Saturday's 2-2 draw with Swansea.

Some sections of the home crowd turned on McCarthy with Wolves 2-0 down after a run of five Premier League defeats.

"Let me clear something up, it doesn't help. Let's not give any of the dissenting voices, the mindless idiots that do it, any credit," he said.

McCarthy insists he has the backing of his players and the Wolves board.

He also thanked the fans who have sent him messages of support since the weekend.

But the 52-year-old insisted he was not happy with the "dissenting voices" who made their feelings known as he made a double substitution midway through the second half.

McCarthy said: "I almost think some turn up hoping it is going to be that way so they can have their whinge and get shot of the manager.

"They are not going to get shot of the chairman or the players, so it's a case of, 'Let's give it to the gaffer'.

"I've done a great job here. I came five years ago, there were only 10 players here and just a million quid to spend.

"Five years on, we are in our third year in the Premier League and building the new stadium - but we are having a tough time.

"Come on, give the lads a bit of support. Don't be giving us aggravation. I think they have short memories.

"But I've also had unbelievable support this week, from the players, everyone at the club, and from fans writing and emailing in. There is solidarity there."