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BBC Sport's Pat Murphy
reports on Jones' appointment
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Dave Jones
"I'm very honoured to be at Wolves"
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Former boss, Southampton boss, Rupert Lowe
"We did everything correctly"
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New Wolves boss Dave Jones
talks about the challenges ahead
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Wolves press conference
unveiling Dave Jones
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Wednesday, 3 January, 2001, 20:30 GMT
Jones is new Wolves boss
David Jones
Jones: Hungry for success at Wolves
New Wolves boss Dave Jones has pledged to match the passion of the club's long-suffering fans as he tries to restore it to the top flight.

The former Southampton boss was confirmed as the latest occupant of the Molineux hot seat at a news conference on Wednesday after agreeing a three-and-a-half year contract.

He said: "I will be as hungry for success as the supporters. I might not always show that passion but it is there.

"The fans are fed up of being where they are. But they are entitled to moan because they keep turning up, week in week out."

Jones has been out of football since leaving the Dell to successfully fight a court case surrounding child abuse allegations.

He said: "All that is water under the bridge now. I just want to look forward.

"I want to build Wolverhampton Wanderers into a force that will go into the Premiership and stay there.

Replaced

"I never wanted to be out of the Premiership because it's the only place to be, but Southampton made their decision. I disagreed with it but it's history."


I want the players to prove they have the same desire as me to take Wolves back where they belong
  Dave Jones

Southampton chairman Rupert Lowe backed Jones' installation at Molineux but added that the court case had left his club in a no-win situation.

"Looking at it in retrospect it's one of those rare occasions where I think we did everything correctly," Lowe told BBC Radio 5 Live.

"I'm delighted that he's now got a new job at Wolves and I wish him all the very best and hope that he's able to pursue his career now which I have no doubt will be successful.

"I think Dave has demonstrated the most amazing dignity and I think it's to his credit that he's come through this as somebody who remains balanced and objective.

"I have no doubt the Wolves supporters and board and everybody associated with them will immediately take to him."

Jones spent two-and-a-half years with the Saints before he was replaced by Glenn Hoddle because of the court case.

Prior to that he had steered Stockport to promotion from the Second Division and to the Coca-Cola Cup semi-finals.

Clean slate

Wolves chief executive Jez Moxey said: "Dave has been through a very difficult time, but he has shown the drive, determination and resilience he will need to cope with managing Wolves."

Jones, who saw Wolves win 2-1 at Burnley on New Year's Day, said he would now start to assess the quality of his new players and staff.

He said: "The slate is clean. I want the players to prove they have the same desire as me to take Wolves back where they belong.

"If they can do that and they're good enough, they will stay. If they can't, then they can move on.

"I haven't got a magic wand. It's going to take a lot of hard work, but I'm determined to bring the good times back to this club."

Moxey, who has been the target of fans' abuse in recent weeks, confirmed that money would be available for new signings.

But he added: "Dave knows the parameters in which he has got to work."

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