Off-field stability a major factor in Wolves' Premier League survival, says Moxey
Wolverhampton Wanderers chief executive Jez Moxey believes off-the-field stability has been a key factor in the club achieving Premier League survival.
Wolves' relegation rivals Portsmouth, with their massive financial problems, and West Ham, who were taken over in mid-season, have had to deal with matters away from the pitch.
But Moxey feels the close relationship between Mick McCarthy and the Wolves hierarchy has been crucial in ensuring a second campaign of top-flight football.
Moxey said: "Does stableness give you an advantage over West Ham, Portsmouth, etc? It is difficult for me to talk about other teams - although it is difficult for me not to have an opinion on Portsmouth.
"But stability for me is the key to this because it is such a difficult job. It is unlike any other business. You basically publish your results every Saturday when you have a game.
"Stability, good communication, and everyone singing from the same page is of paramount importance. We have certainly got that."
Moxey added: "There is no other agenda. We haven't got an owner who is looking to do something that is not in line with what the manager wants.
"We haven't got a chief executive who is trying to do something that is not in line with what the manager wants. We haven't got a manager doing anything that is not in line with what the club is all about.
"Everyone has always been pulling in one direction, to have the best possible football team without going bankrupt, doing it in a certain way that feels right for Wolves and our fans."
McCarthy echoed Moxey's sentiments and said: "I want no thanks for keeping us up. I just want to be trusted all the way along that I am doing the job properly and doing it with the best interests of the team and the club at heart.
"I need that trust, which is the trust I give my players and team. I need that as well - and from above I get that."