Place Of Birth:
Date Of Birth:
Aug 29, 1963
Jan 1, 2013
Tommy Wright first joined Saints in 2011 as assistant manager to then boss Steve Lomas before taking over as manager in the summer of 2013. A much-respected goalkeeper in his playing days, notably with Newcastle United, Tommy's other clubs included Nottingham Forest, Manchester City and Bolton Wanderers.
Tommy represented Northern Ireland and gained 31 caps for his country between 1989 and 1999.
He was keen to move into coaching and was a goalkeeping coach for Norwich City before being appointed as youth development officer at Ballyclare Comrades back in his homeland.
In November 2003, he made his first move into management at Limavady United and stayed for a couple of years before being appointed as boss of Ballymena United
Wright was a full-time goalkeeping coach at Shamrock Rovers for most of 2009 before in September of that year he was appointed as manager of Lisburn Distillery and it was from that club that he resigned to come to Perth in November 2011.
When Steve Lomas moved to Millwall in June 2013, Tommy opted not to join him and was given the opportunity to fill the vacancy at the club.
Tommy is the most successful manager in the history of St. Johnstone Football Club and in his first season he delivered the club's first major domestic honour by winning the Scottish Cup. He also masterminded one of the club's most memorable European victories in his first match in charge with a 1-0 away victory against Norwegian giants Rosenborg. The 2013/14 season also saw Saints reach the semi-finals of the League Cup and achieve a top six finish.
Under Tommy Wright the club would record three consecutive top four finishes over the next three seasons, while continuing the European memories with the defeat of Swiss side Luzern in the Europa League and reaching the semi-final of the League Cup once again in 2016.
The 2017/18 season was the first time that the club finished outside of the top six under Tommy's management and a summer of transition took place with the manager reducing the squad's average age and making seven summer signings including the likes of Tony Watt, Drey Wright and Matty Kennedy, and also the return of Danny Swanson.
A superb string of clean sheets coupled by an incredible unbeaten run saw Saints surge up the table after an indifferent start and Tommy was awarded the Ladbrokes Premiership Manager of the Month Award for November as a result.
In December 2018, Tommy agreed a new three-and-a-half-year contract committing himself to the club until May 2022.
Saints manager Tommy Wright is kindly sponsored by Millview Wealth Management,
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