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WRIGHT QUITS SAINTS

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TOMMY WRIGHT has quit St Johnstone after seven years as Perth boss.

The gaffer, who led the McDiarmid Park club to Scottish Cup success in 2014, has been linked recently with the Northern Ireland international manager’s job with the resignation of Michael O’Neill.

Wright, speaking to the Daily Record, said: “I’ve had a fantastic journey with the club and I would like to personally thank Steve (Brown), Stan (Harris) and Charlie (Fraser) for their continued support during my time as manager.

“I would also like to thank all the staff and players that have been on this journey during my time at the club.

“Finally, I want to take the opportunity to say that the support I have had from the fans has been incredible and contributed immensely to my experience with the club.

“So, to the club, its staff, players and fans – I’ll always hold a very special place for you all and I look forward to coming back to McDiarmid Park – I am so proud of what we have achieved together.

“We have an exciting group of young players and I look forward to seeing their progression with you all.”

Wright has been at odds with the club at times this season and criticised the transfer strategy of chairman Steve Brown and his board.

The Perth outfit admit there was already talks underway for the Irishman, who still had two years on his contract, to leave at the end of the campaign.

And due to the coronaviris pandemic lockdown, both the club and Wright feel now is the correct time to end their partnership.

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Acclaimed author Alex Gordon wrote the biography of Scotland international legend Denis Law, entitled 'King and Country'. He is a former columnist with World Soccer magazine and Scottish correspondent of respected European journal L'Equipe.

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