Corby Town have parted company with manager Tommy Wright following Saturday’s 2-1 home defeat against Ilkeston.
Wright leaves the club with immediate effect and the Steelmen confirmed that assistant manager Eddie Johnson will take charge of the team for Tuesday night’s trip to Hednesford Town in the Evo-Stik League Northern Premier Division.
Wright joined the Steelmen in September 2013, as a joint-manager alongside Andrew Wilson.
He was placed in full charge towards the back end of the 2013/14 and went on to lead the club to the Evo-Stik Southern League Premier Division in his first full season in charge.
With that title win came promotion into the Vanarama National League North, although their stay in non-league football’s second tier only lasted one season.
The club finished bottom of the National League North and were placed into the Evo-Stik Northern Premier League.
Now after twelve games the club have taken the decision to part company with the former Darlington player.
A statement on the Steelmen website read “We would like to thank Tommy for his commitment during his time at Steel Park. He has been a great servant to the club and this decision has been made with a heavy heart.
We will always remember winning the Southern League in Tommy’s first season in sole-charge and his work with the academy and the local community have been excellent.
Sadly the performance of the first team has not been good enough however. Tommy told us to give him ten games and the time has now come to part company.
The fans have been extremely loyal and have stood by the club despite the poor results and we do not want to be involved in another relegation battle this season.
We need to start getting results and will be looking to bring somebody in who can deliver those results and move us up the table.
We wish Tommy the best of luck in his future career”
Corby Town currently sit second from bottom in the Evo-Stik Northern Premier League table and have collected just seven points from their opening twelve games.
Article: Mark Carruthers (@marknldaily)
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