Wolverhampton Wanderers back-room staff have been reshuffled with Terry Connor promoted to assistant manager in place of Ian Evans who will stay on as a scout.

But Molineux favourite, goal-keeping coach Bobby Mimms has announced he is leaving the West Midlands to take up a similar role under Paul Ince at his former club Blackburn Rovers.

Molineux manager Mick McCarthy revealed the moves yesterday explaining that Evans - or Taff as he is known - had chosen to take up a new role as scout because of a hip replacement operation.

That had left him finding it increasingly difficult to keep up with the rigours of first-team training sessions - running things on a day-to-day basis for the manager at the club’s Compton training ground.

Evans has been forced to take more of a back-seat role in recent weeks with Connor, known as TC to the players, formerly first-team coach before his new promotion to be McCarthy’s right-hand man.

McCarthy said: “Taff was at all our games last season and came down to the training ground a couple of times every week but he has been struggling with his hip and found things a bit difficult.

“He will now do more scouting both at home and abroad and, I have to say, if he called me tomorrow and told me to sign a player I would sign him - that’s how highly I value his judgment.”

Connor’s step up to assistant manager was welcomed by McCarthy who said: “This is a just reward for someone held in high esteem by me and everyone at the club. This is TC’s tenth season at Molineux and we are delighted for him.”

Mimms' decision to leave Molineux came after an offer from his former club Blackburn Rovers who are currently regrouping under new manager Ince.

Mimms has been at Wolves since 2001 and returns to Ewood Park where he won a Premier League Championship medal with Rovers in 1995.