It’s official! Tommy Wright, former St Johnstone manager is the new manager of Kilmarnock FC.
Wright had stepped down from his position at St Johnstone after serving them for seven years. He credited his departure to him needing a break and time to himself after he completed the goals, he had set out to achieve for the club. Some of these included seeing St Johnstone win the Scottish Cup in 2014, St Johnstone playing in the European qualifiers several times and achieving five top six finishes.
When speaking about his appointment asKIlmarnock manager, Tommy Wright said: “I’m absolutely delighted to be the new Kilmarnock manager. It’s a great opportunity for me. I had nine years in total at St Johnstone and the time was right from me to leave there but it is the perfect time for me to come back to management.
“Kilmarnock has had good success in recent years and I’m looking to take it forward and moving us up the table.
“This is a really good football club with good people, and I was really impressed when speaking to them, which made it an easy decision to take the job.”
Tommy Wright was one of many candidates that had been speculated to be in the running for the role. Other speculated contenders included former Motherwell manager Stephen Robinson, former Ross County manager Jim McIntyre and former Scotland internationalist Steven Pressley.
Wright will be in charge for Kilmarnock’s game against Motherwell tomorrow night, making it his first game managing Kilmarnock.