The most underrated manager in the SPL

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Eagle-eyed long-term followers of Ibrox Noise will know that in early 2018, we wanted Tommy Wright to take the reins at Ibrox.

Indeed, the long-time St Johnstone manager had put his hat in the ring after Mark Warburton’s (and Pedro’s) departures and admitted it was a big job he was interested in.

Instead, the board opted for Murty then Steven Gerrard.

That’s history and so be it – a source close to the board at Ibrox told us back then that the suits were unlikely to consider Wright back then, during the time when Derek McInnes said effective yes before bottling it.

Stevie showed up and the rest went that way.

As for Wright? Clearly the most underappreciated and underrated manager in the SPL, the Ulster lad, who’s one of us incidentally, has kept St Johnstone comfortably in the SPL, with designs on the top six.

For a tiny wee team from Perth, the things he’s done at McDiarmid are astonishing – it’s easy to forget he won the Scottish Cup in 2014, beating that strong Aberdeen on their way there.

Incidentally, that’s the only major trophy they have ever won in their entire history, so its gravity cannot go unnoticed.

We will never stop rating Wright – he’s a staggeringly unnoticed coach, one who achieves miracles with no money at all, including Europe – and he’s never been relegated.

Are we saying we want him at Ibrox?

Always have, always will.