Wilson departs as Wright takes sole charge of Steelmen

Andrew Wilson (left) has left Corby Town, leaving Tommy Wright as the sole manager of the Steelmen
Andrew Wilson (left) has left Corby Town, leaving Tommy Wright as the sole manager of the Steelmen

Tommy Wright has become the sole manager of Corby Town after it was confirmed that Andrew Wilson has now left the club.

The pair had worked as joint-managers after being appointed by previous chairman Kevin Ingram in September last year.

But the change has been made following the completion of a takeover by a consortium of local businessmen last weekend.

Wilson had previously been at Harborough Town and assistant-manager of Histon before linking up with Wright to join the Steelmen following the departure of Chris Plummer early on last season.

A statement released by the club confirmed it was “not financially viable” to continue with two managers.

The statement said: “The new owners of the club would like to thank Andrew Wilson for his contribution and hard work during an extremely difficult season.

“Sadly, it was not financially viable to have two managers at the club and the board could not justify this position any longer.

“We felt that the fairest option for all involved was to make the decision now, in order to allow Andrew the opportunity to find himself a new club ahead of the 2014-15 season.

“On behalf of everybody at Corby Town Football Club we would like to wish Andrew the best of luck and every success in his future career.

“We would certainly recommend him to any potential employers, as he has been truly first class during his time at Steel Park.”