Former Canaries goalkeeper coach quits managerial role

PUBLISHED: 13:58 03 May 2020 | UPDATED: 13:58 03 May 2020

Former Norwich City goalkeeping coach Tommy Wright has left his post as St Johnstone manager Picture: PA

Former Norwich City goalkeeping coach Tommy Wright has left his post as St Johnstone manager Picture: PA

PA Wire

Former Norwich City goalkeeping coach Tommy Wright has left his job as manager of Scottish side St Johnstone after seven years.

The Northern Irishman led the Perth side to their first-ever Scottish Cup success in 2014 and guided the club to several top-six places in the Ladbrokes Premiership.

Wright took over as manager in June 2013, after initially joining as assistant to Steve Lomas in 2011, and he still had two years left on his current contract.

Plans were already in place to leave the club at the end of the campaign, and he has decided now is the time to part company during the coronavirus lockdown.

Saints later announced assistant manager Alec Cleland was placed in interim charge until further notice.

Wright, 56, started his coaching career at Carrow Road, brought in by his former Newcastle team-mate Glenn Roeder in May 2008 but left in February 20-09 after Roeder had departed and ex-City keeper Bryan Gunn was manager.

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