United boss John Sheridan has today appointed former-Leeds, Leicester and Boro winger Tommy Wright as his assistant manager on a two-year deal.
Dunfermline-born Wright, 52, moved down from Scotland as a youngster to start his career at Elland Road where he went on to make over 100 career appearances in a four-year stay.
His next six years were split between spells with Oldham Athletic and Leicester City before he teamed up with Middlesbrough in 1992.
A move to Bradford City preceded short stays with St Johnstone and Livingston, north of the border, before he rounded off his playing career with Doncaster Rovers.
He has worked previously as assistant to Sheridan at Oldham and Chesterfield, and was also most recently part of the managerial staff at Barnsley.
“Tommy is a good friend of mine and he’s someone I trust, but the main reason I’ve brought him in is that he’s good at his job,” Sheridan said. “We’ve had success together, having been with me at a few clubs, and I’m chuffed to bits that he’s come on board.
“Along with Paul Murray and the other members of staff that we’ll have I think we’re putting together a good management team. The way we work is that we bounce things back and forward off each other and Tommy has his opinion, which I like.
“He’s honest and he’s not frightened to say how he feels about things. We’ve proved in the past that we’ve been a good partnership and we need to prove that again. It’s a good challenge here but he’s going to add to what we’ve already got to help us to take it on.”
“He comes here with a great track record,” he continued. “At clubs where he hasn’t been working with me he’s won promotions and been to cup finals, and he knows the game and the players inside out.
“Another big thing for me is that he’s a winner and he doesn’t just come along for the ride. He’ll get to know the players and he’ll work out how to get the best out of them along the way. I’m looking forward to working with him again.”