Alan Wright

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.

He endured one of the strangest injuries in football during his time as a player when he developed RSI in his knee after straining to reach the accelerator whilst driving his Ferrari 348.

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An inductee in Blackpool’s hall of fame, 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.

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

When 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.

He stepped in for a second time 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, he 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.

He hasn’t made a return to football since.

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Alan Wright: Premier League Statistics

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Premier League Teams Played forAston Villa, Blackburn Rovers, Sheffield United, Middlesbrough

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