Tommy Wright (footballer, born 1966)

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Tommy Wright
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Personal information
Full nameThomas Elliott Wright [1]
Date of birth (1966-01-10) 10 January 1966 (age 55) [1]
Place of birth Dunfermline, [1] Scotland
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m) [2]
Position(s) Winger
Club information
Current team
Swindon Town (first team coach)
Senior career*
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)
Teams managed
2012 Chesterfield (caretaker)
2016 Barnsley (caretaker)
2019 Carlisle United ( joint caretaker)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Thomas Elliott Wright (born 10 January 1966) is a Scottish football coach and former player. A winger, he made nearly 450 appearances in the English Football League and Premier League, and also had short spells in the Scottish League. He is a first team coach at Swindon Town.




Having worked previously as his assistant manager at Oldham Athletic, [3] 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. [4] [5]

Wright was appointed assistant head coach of Barnsley on 25 February 2015 [6]

On 21 June 2018, he linked up with John Sheridan once more when being appointed the new assistant manager of Carlisle United. [7]

On 9 July 2019, he joined the coaching team at Swindon Town. [8]

Alleged corruption

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. [9] His criminal trial was held in October 2019. [10]

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  4. "Sheridan named Chesterfield boss". BBC Sport . 9 June 2009. Retrieved 9 June 2009.
  5. "Doncaster Rovers Player Profile" . Retrieved 22 June 2011.
  6. "Tommy Wright — Assistant Head Coach" . Retrieved 29 September 2016.
  7. "Tommy Wright joins Carlisle Utd as John Sheridan's new assistant manager". News & Star. Retrieved 21 June 2018.
  8. "TOMMY WRIGHT JOINS FIRST-TEAM COACHING STAFF". Swindon Town F.C. 31 July 2019. Retrieved 31 July 2019.
  9. "Exclusive: The explosive allegations at the top of the Championship" . Retrieved 29 September 2016.
  10. "Football coach 'took £5,000 bribery bung'". 17 October 2019 via