Wright rewarded for unbeaten run with new deal at St Johnstone
TOMMY Wright has signed a contract extension that could see the former Northern Ireland goalkeeper stay on as St Johnstone boss until 2022.
By then, the former Lisburn Distillery manager would have enjoyed nine years at the helm. He originally joined the Perth club in 2011 as assistant to fellow Ulsterman Steve Lomas.
Wright (below) took charge in 2013 and in his debut season, led the club to their first Scottish Cup victory with a final success over Dundee United. The Ballyclare man went on to help St Johnstone secure three successive fourth place finishes in the Scottish Premiership before the club slipped to eighth last term.
On Tuesday, Wright was announced as the league’s Manager of the Month, having led the side to a six-match unbeaten run, winning two and drawing one of their league games without conceding a goal last month.
The Saints extended their current unbeaten run to seven matches with a draw against Hearts on Wednesday in Wright’s 250th game in charge.
Wright, who earned 31 caps for Northern Ireland, cut his managerial teeth with Limavady United in November 2003, starting with the club at the foot of the Premiership, before joining Ballymena United and he won the League Cup with Lisburn Distillery in 2011 before earning his move to Scotland.