Mark Wright

Where is Mark Wright now?

Former Liverpool defender Mark Wright retired from playing in 1998 after seven seasons at the club.

Playing for 18 years he made over 500 first-team appearances for just four clubs winning the FA Cup during his time at Anfield.

He was also a regular player for the England national team under Bobby Robson and played in the 1988 UEFA European Championships as well as the 1990 FIFA World Cup finals.

After Southport he had a brief spell at Oxford United before joining Chester City, a team he has since managed in two occasions.

Upon retiring from playing Wright went into management and joined Football Conference side Southport in 1999 where he managed a ninth position in his first season and fourth position in his second season.

He left in 2001 to take over as manager of his former club Oxford United but resigned after four months following a touchline ban and fine from the FA after verbally abusing a referee.

Next up for Wright was non-league side Chester City where in two years he turned around a struggling side into league winners and a return to the football league after a four year absence.

Unfortunately he left the day before the new season stating that he felt his position was untenable and he couldn’t take the club forward.

He then had had a short spell as manager at Peterborough United before re-joining Chester City where he kept them from relegation in his first season.

After an average second season in 2006-07 he left the club but returned for a third spell 18 months later but resigned when he was unable to save them from relegation.

He returned to Southport in 2017 as Head of Club Development but left after four months with the rest of the management team when the club lost five matches in a row and conceded 19 goals.
 
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He has since stayed away from the coaching side of the game and now appears as a regular guest on Liverpool’s television station LFCTV.

Wright was also the founder of Premier Legends a company which gave people the chance to join a host of former Premiership Players for stadium tours, corporate football tournaments and personal appearances. The company has now ceased trading.

He has since teamed up with fellow ex Liverpool striker Michael Owen and launched Red Sports which specialises in the production of Soccer School Education Programmes in China and Coach Education Programmes.

In March 2019, Wright participated in a TV series called ‘Harry’s Heroes’ which saw football manager Harry Redknapp take a number of ex-professionals on a journey to lose weight with the end goal of playing a team of ex Germany internationals.

Ironically, England won the game 4-2 which was the same scoreline as the 1966 World Cup Final.

In 2020 he took part in the second series of ‘Harry Heroes which saw the England players travel to Germany to play in a grudge match which they won 1-0.

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Mark Wright: Premier League Statistics

NationalityEnglish
PositionDefender
Appearances137
Goals5
Yellow Cards18
Red Cards0
Premier League Teams Played forLiverpool

Statistics courtesy of www.premierleague.com