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Wright commits to Saints cause with three-year deal

By Ronnie Esplin

St Johnstone boss Tommy Wright has signed a new three-year deal to remain at McDiarmid Park. The former Northern Ireland goalkeeper helped Saints win the Scottish Cup in May, the first major trophy in the club's history.

And having helped the Perth men reach Europe in the past few seasons, Wright is delighted to continue his work at the club.

The former Limavady United, Ballymena United and Lisburn Distillery boss said: "I'm delighted to sign a new contract.

"I've always said that I see my future being at St Johnstone and from the end of last season the chairman and board made it clear to me that they were more than happy for me to continue.

"I have a good relationship with everyone at the club – the board, the staff, the players and supporters. I'm privileged to manage a club like St Johnstone.

"There was never any question that it wouldn't be extended but sometimes people don't realise it doesn't happen overnight. What with the Europa League and a busy pre-season and the fact that my mum was ill and unfortunately passed away, other things of importance took priority.

"However, it's now done and I'm looking forward to continuing to work with the players and trying to bring success to the club."

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