St Johnstone manager Tommy Wright is having another excellent season in charge of the Perth side.
The recent 1-0 win over Livingston saw the Saints leapfrog Hearts into 5th place in the league table.
Understandably all the press has been about Kilmarnock’s Steve Clarke, but that shouldn’t take away from what Wright has done.
His team have bounced back from an 8th placed finish last season, and seem certain to finish in the top 6 this season.
The form shown by St Johnstone this season saw Wright sign a contract extension until May 2022.
Perhaps a reason Wright is unheralded is because St Johnstone don’t play the most attractive football.
It might not be the best on the eye but it does get results, and the signing of former Celtic striker Tony Watt has proved to be a gamble that has paid off.
Wright was of course the manager who brought the Scottish Cup to Perth, when St Johnstone defeated Dundee United in 2014.
For that alone he has unlimited credit, but sometimes when you manage a team for a long time – Wright has managed the Saints for 8 years – there is a natural ending point.
That does not seem to be the case for Wright however, and his results this season are worthy of more than a mere footnote this season.