Tommy Wright admits his appointment at Nuneaton Town was bittersweet, following the dismissal of Kevin Wilson.
Nuneaton striker Wright was announced new boss shortly after news broke of Wilson’s sacking.
“I wasn’t expecting to become the club’s new manager and although I’m proud and delighted, the way it has come about is unfortunate and tinged with sadness” said Wright.
“I came to Nuneaton as a player-coach to support Kevin and Steve, which is a role I’ve enjoyed immensely, though it was frustrating to miss pitch time through injury.
“I’ve been in the game long enough to know that football dishes out highs and lows and I’ve been involved in both
Wilson’s dismissal was the result of a poor run of form for the National League North side.
One win in the last seven, the latest defeat at the hands of Kidderminster Harriers, leaves Nuneaton perilously close to the bottom three.
New boss Wright will likely face a tricky trip to Broadhurst Park in his maiden game in charge, to face a FC United of Manchester side who have managed only two victories at home all season.
“I know Nuneaton fans want to see the team do well” expressed Wright.
“I’m committed to making that happen and the work has already started.
“I have my own way of going about things. I know how I want my teams to be set up and how I want them to play.
“I won’t accept second best.
“They have the ability and now they have to show it and get the club moving in the right direction again.
“This is a brilliant challenge for me and a top job in non-league football. I’ve been given an unexpected opportunity and I intend to seize it with both hands.”