Tommy Wright in new three-year deal with St Johnstone

St Johnstone boss Tommy Wright
St Johnstone boss Tommy Wright

Tommy Wright insists he always saw his future lying with St Johnstone.

Wright has signed a three-year contract extension with the Scottish Premiership club.

The former Northern Ireland goalkeeper guided the club to an historic Scottish Cup victory last season.

It was the first time in the Perth club’s 130-year history that they had lifted the trophy.

“I’ve always said that I see my future being at St Johnstone,” the 55-year-old said.

“And the chairman and board made it clear that they were more than happy for me to continue.

“I have a good relationship with everyone at the club – the board, the staff, the players and supporters.

“I’m privileged to manage a club like St Johnstone.

“There was never any question that it wouldn’t be extended but sometimes people don’t realise it doesn’t happen overnight. What with the Europa League and a busy pre-season schedule and the fact that my mum was ill and unfortunately passed away, other things of more importance took priority.”

Wright joined the Saints in November 2011 as assistant to Steve Lomas.

When Lomas moved to Millwall in June 2013, Wright was promoted to Saints boss.

“I’m looking forward to continuing to work with the players and try to bring more success to the club,” he added.