Academy coach joins from Colchester UnitedNORWICH City are pleased to confirm the appointment of former player David Wright as the Club’s Professional Development Phase Coach.
Wright, who made five appearances in a loan spell with the Canaries in 2005, will take charge of the Under-18s after joining from Colchester United, where he held the same position.
The 36-year-old also had spells as a coach with Colchester’s Under-21s and as Assistant Manager to the first-team after initially working in Ipswich Town’s Academy following his retirement as a player in 2014.
City’s Technical Director Ricky Martin said: "We are delighted to welcome David back to the Club as the new coach of our Under-18s.
"David joins our Academy with a growing reputation as a young coach, and this is also a great opportunity for him to work in a Category One environment."
Wright’s playing career as both a defender and midfielder spanned 17 years, with the first seven spent at Crewe Alexandra before he moved to Wigan Athletic in 2004. He went on to have stints at Ipswich, Crystal Palace and Colchester.
He replaces Graeme Murty, who left in August to take up the position of Head Development Squad Coach at Rangers.