What is Ian Wright doing now?
Since retiring from playing in 2000, Arsenal legend, Ian Wright has maintained a successful career as a broadcaster with a number of prime-time shows under his belt.
He even had his own Friday night chat show called ‘Friday Night’s All Wright’.
Wright was also director of football strategy at Ashford Town after he bought a stake in the club in 2007.
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In 2010 Wright joined Absolute Radio’s Rock ‘N’ Roll Football as a broadcaster where he still provides listeners with a mix of music, goal updates and comedy.
Wright now provides punditry on the BT Sport channel as well as analysis on the BBC’s iconic ‘Match of the Day’ show as well as ITV Sport for their coverage of England international games.
During the 2014 World Cup in Brazil he had to fly back to the UK after his wife and two young girls were burgled at knife point.
Ian Wright won a host of silverware during his time as a Premier League player including the FA Cup in 1993 as well as the league and cup double in 1997-1998. He also won the League Cup in 1993 and the Cup Winners Cup with Arsenal in 1994.
Wright also won the Intertoto Cup with West Ham United during his brief spell at the club in 1998.
In 2012 Wright joined MK Dons as part-time first team coach working alongside manager Karl Robinson but he had to leave due to his other commercial commitments. He is however currently working towards obtaining his coaching licences.
When Wright released his new autobiography in 2016 he revealed how he took revenge on ex Liverpool midfielder Steve McMahon by splitting his penis in a tackle.
The pair fell out whilst on England international duty when Wright, who was in his first training camp, kept losing the ball due to nerves leading to McMahon loudly criticising him.
Wright never forgot this ‘bullying’ so when Manchester City and Arsenal met in a league clash a couple of years later he got his revenge.
Although Wright said it was accidental, he went in for an over-zealous challenge on McMahon and his foot slipped straight into his groin splitting his penis all the way down.
Years later, McMahon said that everytime he was aroused it would start hurting and he would think of the former Arsenal striker.
In his book Wright also revealed that he has lost eight houses and is still facing income tax issues from bad financial advice in the 1990’s.
In 2017, Wright revealed that he had been rejected for a part as a stormtrooper in the Star Wars film The Force Awakens.
A friend who was working on the film as a director of photography tried to get him a part in the film but Wright was deemed too small for the role as the minimum height for a stormtrooper is six foot and he stands at five foot nine.
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Ian Wright #One2Eleven (4-4-2 Formation)
Ian Wright was a guest on Sky Sports programme The Fantasy Football Club in August 2013 where he picked the eleven best players he had ever played with in their #One2Eleven section of the show.
GK – David Seaman – didn’t jazz his saves up, he just made them.
RB – Lee Dixon
LB – Nigel Winterburn
CB – Steve Bould
CB – Tony Adams
These four at the back worked at their game every day in training and they were a well-drilled unit.
Their defensive work was like an art.
LM – Marc Overmars – I’ve never seen anyone with the pace he had. You couldn’t catch up with him. His movement, coming off the line, the way he would move defenders with the pace he had, he was impossible to mark. Just an unbelievable player.
CM – Bryan Robson – Captain Fantastic who I played with a couple of times for England B. The ultimate midfielder for me who had everything.
CM – Paul Gascoigne – for me the best midfielder England has ever produced. Before he did his leg in the 1991 FA Cup Final he was one of the best players in the world.
RM – Paul Merson – a top class player who could score goals and he set lots up for me.
ST – Dennis Bergkamp – the best player I ever played with and world-class. I don’t think I ever saw him have a bad touch.
ST – Teddy Sheringham – I still haven’t seen anyone as good as ‘The Bear’ was in terms of awareness.
Ian Wright: Premier League Statistics
|Premier League Teams Played for||Arsenal, West Ham United|
Statistics courtesy of www.premierleague.com