Paul Ince's four-year Wolves career is at an end after Mick McCarthy confirmed the former England captain would not be returning to Molineux.
However, in typically out-spoken style, the 38-year-old left with a parting shot regarding his treatment from Wolves' new manager.
McCarthy took up his post last week and is sweeping a new broom through Molineux that has taken its toll on Ince, much to the midfielder's chagrin.
He said: "I have at no point been contacted by the new manager in regards to staying at Wolves and they do not seem to value my involvement on the coaching side, whereas other potential clubs have.
"Each summer over the past four years I have had many offers to leave Wolverhampton Wanderers, and it has been the same this summer, now that time has come.
"I will study all my options but will definitely look to play and continue to develop my long-term aims in coaching next season."
Ince made the shortlist of applicants to replace Glenn Hoddle but his lack of experience counted against him.
Instead, they opted for McCarthy's track record in the Championship with Milwall and Sunderland McCarthy said: "I haven't spoken to Paul but I can tell you now he won't be coming back to the football club. I've been here for three days and I've not seen him. I think he's made his mind up.
"I had made my decision but I did want to talk to him first. But he won't be coming back and we move on."
McCarthy's revolution is continuing apace with the signing of Jay Bothroyd on a free transfer. The 24-year-old spent last season at Charlton but left following the departure of Alan Curbishley as manager having scored two goals in the Premiership.
A potential successor to Ince has emerged in Everton's Lee Carsley. The Birmingham-born midfielder still has property in the West Midlands and a year left on his contract, which has alerted McCarthy.
"I admire Carsley, I haven't spoken to David Moyes (Everton manager) about him, but we would like somebody of that ilk," McCarthy said.
McCarthy gave Carsley his international debut for the Republic of Ireland in 1998 and is a long-standing admirer of the combative midfielder.
Yet McCarthy is not intending to rest on his laurels as he attempts to make up for lost time with Wolves' campaign set to commence in eight days' time.
He said: "I've been ringing round clubs and agents trying to get more players in. I'm looking for players who are hungry and want a challenge -players who feel Wolves will improve them."
Coventry City manager Micky Adams has telephoned Birmingham City's Steve Bruce to warn him off continuing his attempts to buy striker Gary McSheffrey.
Bruce has made two bids for the Sky Blues' leading scorer but has been rebuffed on each occasion. With speculation of a third offer due any day Adams has told his former Gillingham team-mate to look elsewhere.
"How many more times can we say he's not for sale?" Adams said. "I spoke to Steve Bruce myself on Tuesday and reiterated to him that the boy is not for sale, but told him he can continue making bids if he wants to waste his fax paper."
For his part McSheffrey has openly said that he has never asked to leave the club and promised fans that he never would.