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28 December 2012

Spell as boss has made me a better person and a better coach says Terry

Terry Connor says his brief spell in charge of Wolves was an eye-opener for him but it hasn’t put him off management.

Town’s assistant manager - along with Blues' boss Mick McCarthy - makes his first return to Molineux on Saturday after leaving the gold and blacks at the end of last term following their relegation from the Premier League. 

Terry stepped up from assistant to take over from Mick at Wolves in February and told the Club website:  “A manager’s job is 10 fold, 20 fold more intensive.  Everyone and I mean everyone is looking at you to make that final decision. 

“It was an eye opener, even though I had watched Mick and Dave Jones and Glenn Hoddle and others work in the job. You can have so many people around you but it can be such a lonely place. My hat goes off to Mick and all those other guys who do it and are successful at it because it’s a difficult job to do. 

“It hasn’t put me off the job though. What it has done is that if I was ever asked to do the job of manager again, I would be more experienced and ready and have the tools to be better placed to do the job.

“It was a real learning curve for me at Wolves. It wasn’t a successful period for me in terms of winning points but from my own personal point of view I gained so much from the experience and because of what I went through - dealing with pressures on and off the pitch - I feel I’m a better person and a better coach for it.  

“I certainly feel I’m in a better position to see things from Mick’s side than I was before I took on the manager’s role at Wolves.”

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