Boss Wright commits himself to Steelmen

Tommy Wright has agreed a new deal to remain as manager of Corby Town until the end of the 2015-16 season
Tommy Wright has agreed a new deal to remain as manager of Corby Town until the end of the 2015-16 season

Corby Town manager Tommy Wright has signed a new deal with Corby Town.

The Steelmen boss put pen to paper to commit himself to the club until the end of the 2015-16 season today (Monday).

Wright joined Corby as joint-manager alongside Andrew Wilson in September last year before he took the reigns on his own following a takeover of the club by a consortium of local businessmen last summer.

Since then, the former Leicester City man has built a squad that has established itself as title contenders in the Evo-Stik Southern League Premier Division

The Steelmen head into the New Year’s Day home clash with Histon level on points with leaders Poole Town and Weymouth following the excellent 4-2 success at St Neots Town on Boxing Day.

And the news that Wright has agreed to stay at Steel Park has been welcomed by chairman Stevie Noble,

He said: “Extending Tommy’s deal was one of the easiest decisions that this board of directors has made since coming into the club.

“As excited as we were on the day that we placed him in charge of the first team, we’re even more excited today, having had the benefit of working alongside him for the last eight months.

“He wanted to commit himself to Corby Town Football Club and this extension is a deserved reward for all of the hard work that he has put in both on and off the pitch so far.

“We are not a club that would ever block someone from progressing and as a young, talented manager; Tommy clearly wants to develop and progress up the leagues. Thankfully he wants to achieve that as manager of Corby Town and we are absolutely delighted.

“Tommy has been crucial to everything that we have achieved since the takeover and is completely integrated into our future plans.

“He has been dedicated to his role as manager; not only delivering a winning team on the pitch with an exciting brand of football, but also building relationships with the local community and youth football away from the dugout.

“We see this extension as a commitment from both ourselves and Tommy to continue our progress as a club.”

Don’t miss more reaction to this news and more in Thursday’s Northamptonshire Telegraph