Alan Wright

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Where is Alan Wright now?

One of the shortest players to appear in the Premier League at 5 feet 4 inches, Alan Wright hung up his boots in 2011 after dropping into non league football with Fleetwood Town.



An inductee in Blackpool’s hall of fame, Alan Wright returned to the club in 2011 as a coach at the club’s Centre of Excellence.

He was also temporarily the assistant manager of Blackpool’s first team in 2013 before Paul Ince was appointed as manager.

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Wright combined his duties at the Blackpool FC academy, with a role as assistant manager to Paul Simpson at Northwich Victoria.

When Paul Simpson left Northwich Victoria at the start of 2012, Wright stepped in as caretaker manager before Martin Foyle was appointed as manager on a three month contract.

Wright once again stepped in as caretaker manager when Foyle left but he eventually left the club when new manager Lee Ashcroft was appointed at the end of the 2011-12 season

In May 2013, Alan Wright was appointed manager of non league Southport but left the club by mutual consent in December 2013 after a run of poor results left them 18th in the table.

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Alan Wright: Premier League Statistics

NationalityEnglish
PositionDefender
Appearances305
Goals5
Yellow Cards21
Red Cards0
Premier League Teams Played forAston Villa, Blackburn Rovers, Sheffield United, Middlesbrough

Statistics courtesy of www.premierleague.com

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