Tommy Wright (footballer, born 1966)

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Tommy Wright
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Personal information
Full name Thomas Elliott Wright[1]
Date of birth (1966-01-10) 10 January 1966 (age 51)
Place of birth Dunfermline, Scotland
Playing position Winger
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1982–1986 Leeds United 92 (28)
1986–1989 Oldham Athletic 112 (23)
1989–1992 Leicester City 129 (22)
1992–1995 Middlesbrough 53 (5)
1995–1997 Bradford City 45 (5)
1997 Oldham Athletic 12 (2)
1997–1998 St Johnstone 5 (0)
1998 Livingston 7 (1)
1998–2000 Doncaster Rovers 28 (1)
Total 455 (86)
Teams managed
2012 Chesterfield (caretaker)
2016 Barnsley (caretaker)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Thomas Elliott "Tommy" Wright (born 10 January 1966) is a Scottish former footballer and football coach.

Career[edit]

Coaching[edit]

Having worked previously as his assistant manager at Oldham Athletic[2] Wright followed John Sheridan to League Two side Chesterfield to serve in the same capacity, in June 2009. He was made Caretaker Manager following the sacking of Sheridan on 27 August 2012, with Mark Crossley assisting.[3][4]

Wright was appointed assistant head coach of Barnsley on 25 February 2015 [5]

Alleged corruption[edit]

Wright was suspended by the club on 28 September 2016 pending investigation into allegations that he had taken a £5,000 cash bribe to arrange player' transfers.[6] The following day, 29 September 2016, Wright had his contract with the club terminated.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.scotlandspeople.co.uk. GROS data: 424/00 0126
  2. ^ "Sheridan makes Wright assistant". BBC Sport. 5 June 2006. Retrieved 5 June 2006. 
  3. ^ "Sheridan named Chesterfield boss". BBC Sport. 9 June 2009. Retrieved 9 June 2009. 
  4. ^ "Doncaster Rovers Player Profile". Retrieved 22 June 2011. 
  5. ^ "Tommy Wright — Assistant Head Coach". Retrieved 29 September 2016. 
  6. ^ "Exclusive: The explosive allegations at the top of the Championship". Retrieved 29 September 2016. 
  7. ^ "CLUB STATEMENT: Tommy Wright.". barnsleyfc.co.uk. Barnsley F.C. 29 September 2016. Retrieved 29 September 2016. 

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