SPL: St Johnstone appoint Tommy Wright as manager following Steve Lomas' exit
St Johnstone have appointed Tommy Wright as manager following Steve Lomas' departure to Millwall.
Last Updated: 11/06/13 3:03pm
Wright had been assistant to Lomas at McDiarmid Park since the pair moved to the Perth club in November 2011 but has now landed the top job.
The 49-year-old, who will be assisted by first-team defender Callum Davidson, will be officially unveiled on Tuesday, 18 June after he returns from holiday.
"The club is delighted to announce the appointment of Tommy Wright as the new manager of St Johnstone Football Club," an official statement read.
"Tommy is joined by Callum Davidson, who will work alongside him as his assistant.
"The club welcomes this exciting new chapter, heralding the start of a challenging European and domestic campaign."
Wright started his coaching career as a goalkeeping specialist under Glenn Roeder at Norwich but made his move into management with Limavady United in his homeland in November 2003.
Spells in charge of Ballymena United and Lisburn Distillery - where he led the Whites to the Irish League Cup in 2011 - followed, before he made the move to Scotland to work alongside Lomas.