Mick speaks of five-year plan

26 July 2011 03:33
Mick McCarthy wants to stay at Wolves for another five years and has set his sights on establishing them as a top-10 Premier League club.[LNB] McCarthy celebrated his fifth anniversary in charge at Molineux last week and has seen a gradual progression on and off the pitch during his term at the helm.[LNB]But there is no question of McCarthy resting on his laurels ahead of Wednesday's friendly at Celtic where he spent two years as a player.[LNB]He said: "I love everything about here - and I hope I'm here for the next five years.[LNB]"I've no desire to do anything else except make us better and become a better team, a better club, and keep progressing.[LNB]"I think I'm the eighth longest-serving manager and I think my accent has definitely changed to a Wolverhampton one![LNB]"It's been a gradual progression upwards. Even though we finished lower down in the league last season than the year before, we still got more points.[LNB]"I'd still like to be sat here in five years time but with us as a solid team performing in the Premier League - a top 10 club and upwards."[LNB]McCarthy admits Wolves are more confident about competing in the top flight as they approach a third successive season at that level.[LNB]He said: "We have to be, as a manager and the players, if you've had two seasons in the Premier League.[LNB]"I wouldn't say we were comfortable, complacent, or thinking it's going to be easy. Don't anyone misunderstand me.[LNB]"But I'm comfortable here at the club and I think the players are and I'd say comfortable in the knowledge that they can compete in the Premier League.[LNB]"I thought as a team we were better than a side who stayed up in the last three minutes of the season.[LNB]"Let's hope we can prove that this year because that's what we have to do."[LNB]McCarthy has fond memories of his time at Parkhead as a player in the late 1980s.[LNB]He said: "We did the double in my first season there and stopped Rangers doing the treble the following year with the last kick of the season in winning the cup again.[LNB]"It is always special to go back although it is bizarre in the sense they have already started their league season and are now playing us in a friendly."

Source: Team_Talk