Not a surprising development given the fact the Baggies, their Midland rivals routed them in front of the home crowd, 5-1. Having watched that match it was befuddling to see that much space given to Peter Odemwingie. The striker was made to look like a genius in the course of getting his hat trick. The fans left in the stands started their booing after the third goal and kept up well after the match was over.
The defense collapsed after Sebastian Bassing was taken off injured and Christophe Berra was installed. Berra was nowhere near marking his man on at least two scoring occasions. With this loss Wolves only garnered 14 points in their last 22 league games. They lie firmly in relegation zone keeping company with Wigan and Bolton.
McCarthy led the Wolves back into the Premiership in 2009 and kept them promoted for two seasons with the last one a touch and go affair as Wolves managed to beat Blackburn on the last day and then waited for a late Tottenham goal that doomed Birmingham.
Steve Bruce and Neil Warnock are probably favourites to replace him. McCarthy's replacement will have their work cut out for them trying to achieve the 40 points necessary to stave off relegation. They have 13 matches in which to get 19 points.