Reds legend axed at Molineux.

Barnsley legend Mick McCarthy has been fired as manager at Premier League Wolverhampton Wanderers after six years in charge.

The 53 year old who is born and bred in Barnsley and made 272 appearances for his hometown club between 1977 and 1983 was dismissed this morning after a chastening 5-1 home defeat to bitter local rivals West Bromwich Albion yesterday dumped Wolves into the relegation zone.

“Macca” who also played for Manchester City, Celtic, Lyon and Millwall during a 15 year playing career and has since managed at Millwall, the Republic of Ireland and Sunderland was appointed Wolves boss in July 2006 and after two near misses led them to promotion in 2009 by winning the Championship title.

The former Ireland international then led Wolves to a respectable 15th place finish in their first season back in the Premier League, but last season they only just survived by one point on the final day and yesterday’s heaviest Black Country derby home defeat since 1893 which extended Wolves dismal run to one win in 13 matches proved the final straw for the Reds legend.