EXCLUSIVE – Wright agrees new two-year deal with Steelmen

Tommy Wright has committed his future to Corby Town following their stunning title success this season
Tommy Wright has committed his future to Corby Town following their stunning title success this season

Tommy Wright has agreed a new contract extension with Corby Town, which will keep him at Steel Park until the end of the 2016/17 season.

The Steelmen boss has been rewarded for leading his team to the Evo-Stik Southern League Premier Division title after they secured the crown with a dramatic 3-2 victory at Poole Town on Saturday.

Wright’s new deal will give him a full-time role in the club as, as well as leading the first-team, he will also head up Corby’s new academy for 16-18 year olds, which is being launched next season.

The Steelmen are expected to be placed in the newly-named Vanarama National League North following their promotion.

And club director Paul Glass insists the board are determined to “match the ambition” of their manager.

“We are delighted that Tommy has today agreed a new deal with Corby Town, which will keep him at the club for at least the next two years,” Glass said.

“It is fully deserved for what he has done during an incredible season.

“He is a young, exciting manager who we believe can take the club to even bigger heights in the future.

“This is a full-time role because Tommy will be running the new academy, which we believe is a big part of the future of the club.

“Tommy is ambitious and the board are determined to match his ambition so that we can give the town of Corby a higher level of football. The real work for all of us starts here.”

Wright is already eyeing up another promotion for the Steelmen in the near future as he aims to take the club into the top level of non-League football.

“I think the new deal is great for everyone and it certainly gives me some security,” the Steelmen boss said.

“I am already feeling confident about our chances for next season and our aim will be to get into the play-offs.

“The contract extension gives me two years to try to get the club into the Conference Premier and that’s what we will try to do.

“The whole season has been a bit of a fairytale, I am sure that’s how it will be remembered. And this is the perfect ending to it.”

Glass revealed Wright will sign his new contract at the Corby Cube next Tuesday evening.

The Steelmen will be having an open top bus parade around the town before a civic reception, organised by Corby Borough Council.