Former Wolves midfielder Jamie O’Hara has been named as the new manager of National League South club Billericay Town, as reported by Birmingham Live and tweeted by The Athletic’s Wolves reporter Tim Spiers on Twitter [via @TimSpiers].
Former Wolves midfielder Jamie O'Hara is the new boss of Billericay Town #wwfc
— Tim Spiers (@TimSpiers) September 16, 2019
The 32-year-old made 57 appearances for Wolves between 2011 and 2014, but scored just six goals and the club went from the Premier League to League One during his time at Molineux. [via TransferMarkt.co.uk]
O’Hara had a rather unhappy time at Wolves in his playing days, having to go for surgery on double hernia and groin problems in the 2011/12 season, during which he was also involved in a confrontation with some Wolves supporters after a game, as reported by BBC.
When Wolves were relegated to League One in 2013, O’Hara sarcastically clapped fans who had jeered him, as reported by the Daily Express.
He was initially not given a squad number at Molineux for the 2013/14 season, with then-manager Kenny Jackett telling the Express & Star that the midfielder was not in his plans.
These Wolves fans took to Twitter to give their reaction to news of O’Hara’s new managerial gig:
That'll definitely end well.
— Joe Bligh (@JoeBligh1877) September 16, 2019
His life really is just a story arch from Footballer’s Wives isn’t it?
— Ollie Wood (@odw_9991) September 16, 2019
Will this higher or lower his ebay reserve price?
— The Tatter (@stevebull09) September 16, 2019
Here’s exclusive footage of his first team talk. pic.twitter.com/SMTXWWsAGR
— Allen Ensby (@LoopyLoopette) September 16, 2019
Dean Saunders as assistant? Dream Team.
— Carlos Fandango (@Fandango2013) September 16, 2019
God help them
— A Richards + Zen (@ARichards1877) September 16, 2019
What are your memories of O’Hara at Wolves? Could he go on to have a prosperous career in management? Share your thoughts by commenting below!
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