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Derek Wright leaves the club

by Matt · Updated Fri 22 Jul 2022, 10:46
Derek Wright leaves the club

The club announced earlier today that Derek Wright retired this month having helped countless players in their recoveries over five decades with the club.



Age: 63

Birthplace: Stanley, County Durham

Playing career: Arsenal (youth/reserves)

Previous physiotherapy jobs: Fulham 1980-84

Joined NUFC: 1984

Managers worked under (21): Jack Charlton, Willie McFaul, Jim Smith, Ossie Ardiles, Kevin Keegan, Kenny Dalglish, Ruud Gullit, Bobby Robson, Graeme Souness, Glenn Roeder, Sam Allardyce, Kevin Keegan, Joe Kinnear, Alan Shearer, Chris Hughton, Alan Pardew, Steve McClaren, Rafa Benitez, Steve Bruce, Eddie Howe


A fascinating insight into a matchday during the 1987/88 season. See our man at 05:46.

A short clip of Derek after seeing to the Brazilian Mirandinha on the treatment table

A long interview with Derek on the Physiquipe YouTube channel's Life Stories podcast