Former Norwich City coach Tommy Wright is new St Johnstone manager

Tommy Wright lines up with Bryan Gunn ahead of the 2008-9 Championship season.

Tommy Wright lines up with Bryan Gunn ahead of the 2008-9 Championship season. - Credit: Archant © 2008

Former Norwich City goalkeeping coach Tommy Wright is the new manager of St Johnstone

The 49-year-old ex-Northern Ireland goalkeeper was assistant to Steve Lomas, who has taken over from Kenny Jackett at Millwall. Callum Davidson will be Wright's assistant at the Saints.

Lomas and Wright arrived at McDiarmid Park in November 2011 and steered the club to successive places in the Europa League qualifying rounds.

Wright started his coaching career at Carrow Road, brought in by then-manager Glenn Roeder in May 2008 before returning to Northern Ireland nine months later.

He then led Lisburn Distillery to the Irish League Cup in 2011 before continuing his managerial career in Scotland.