Former Arsenal striker Ian Wright has made his first major move towards becoming a manager at a football club after taking over the role as the first team coach at MK Dons.
Ian Wright is considered as one of the greatest strikers in the history of Arsenal, while he has an impeccable record in the Premier league. This is his first major move into becoming a football manager. He has been working as a pundit up until now. The former Arsenal striker will be joining the club as the first team coach, while ex-Luton town manager Mick Harford will be joining the club as the assistant manager.
Mick Harford will be replacing John Gorman, who will be retiring at the end of the season. The current MK Dons manager Karl Robinson has said that the experience that Ian Wright will provide to the team will be invaluable, despite the fact that he is yet to take his qualifications. Ian Wright has revealed that he is right now undergoing the steps in order to obtain his qualifications as a football manager. Harford has been out of work since leaving Luton town back in 2009 and it is a major moment for him to return back to football.
“Ian Wright hasn’t got his qualifications yet but he is working towards them and he will provide invaluable experience, knowledge and inspiration to our players. For a while Ian will work with the team through the week, he can’t be with us at weekends because of other contractual commitments, but he will be here Monday to Friday and he will be involved in all our midweek games,” said Robinson. “I am thankful to Karl for allowing me the chance to start my coaching career and I am already excited about the new season,” said Ian Wright.