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St Johnstone: Wright won’t be going to Dundee United

By October 5, 2015No Comments

St Johnstone have issued a hands-off warning to Dundee United over manager Tommy Wright.

Wright has been touted as a potential successor to Jackie McNamara at Tannadice and is held in high regard by the Dundee United board after enjoying a number of successes with the Saints.

Wright became manager of the Perthshire outfit in 2013 and his crowning achievement so far is to lead the side to their first Scottish Cup success in 2014.

United have made an approach for Wright but St Johnstone chairman Steve Brown says the 52-year-old is going nowhere.

“The manager has never indicated that he wishes to leave the club and I have spoken with Tommy regarding this particular matter and he has reiterated to me that he is more than happy at Saints,” Brown told the club’s official website.

“Since I appointed Tommy, I have had a good working relationship with him and we are both striving to maintain the success we have enjoyed in recent seasons and therefore, regardless of any approach and any level of compensation that might be offered, it will be flatly turned down.

“It is important to me that all St Johnstone supporters are assured that we intend for Tommy to remain at the club beyond his current contract which already runs to June 2017.”