Wolverhampton Wanderers manager Mick McCarthy has criticised his own club’s fans for not sticking with the team when they were two goals behind against Swansea City at the weekend.
Wolves fans quite vocally booed their manager – in particular his decision to replace Matt Jarvis and Adam Hammill with Nenad Milijas and Adlene Guedioura – and could be heard to chant, “You’re getting sacked in the morning.”
That led to a candid defence of McCarthy from captain Roger Johnson, who accepted he deserved much of the blame, and now the Wolves boss himself has had his say.
“Let me clear something up. [Fans booing the team] doesn’t help,” said McCarthy.
“Let’s not give them any credit. Let’s not give any of the dissenting voices, the mindless idiots that do it, any credit whether it’s aimed at me, Karl Henry, Andy Keogh or Stephen Ward.
“Do not give them any credence or any credit for getting us playing well or getting a result. They don’t deserve any of that. There was no credit given to any of them at all for the 2-2 draw.”
“I’m taking the credit, getting Jamie O’Hara further up the pitch, the players that went on and the attitude they had,” he said. “We’ve a great spirit amongst us but I always worry in saying that, in giving [the supporters] some sort of back-handed compliment that they have generated a good team spirit and a siege mentality. They haven’t. All they do is destroy it. It is destructive and no good to me or anyone else.”