Here are the profiles of the Darlington FC management team, manager Tommy Wright and assistant manager Alan White, who were appointed on 20th October 2017
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Tommy Wright (DOB 28/9/1984)
Tommy started his third spell at the club on 20th October 2017, having had two previously as a player. He appeared for the club in the victorious FA Trophy final in 2011 in his second spell, and in total made 76 appearances for Quakers, scoring 21 times.
After his second time at Quakers, the former Leicester and Barnsley player went on to appear for Corby Town as player-manager, helping them to win promotion from the Southern League to the National League North in 2015. He was appointed Nuneaton manager last season when they were near the bottom of the table, and helped them to a midtable finish. Ironically, his last game in charge of Nuneaton was a 2-1 home win over Quakers on 14th October 2017.
As a player, he started his career at Leicester City, making 21 appearances for them, and after loan spells at Brentford and Blackpool, joined Barnsley in 2006.
After a loan spell at Walsall he joined Darlignton for the first time in 2007, and in season 2007-08 was the club’s top scorer with 15 goals, but unfortunately missed the play offs because of injury.
He was then transferred to Aberdeen for £100,000, but returned to Quakers in 2010 from Grimsby Town for his second spell. He appeared for the club in the victorious FA Trophy win at Wembley over Mansfield, and actually hit the woodwork three times in the final. He was released in the summer of 2011.
Home Shirt sponsor: Geoff and Joyce Siddle
Home Shorts Sponsor: Steve Charlton
Away shirt sponsor: Matthew Charlton
Alan White (DOB 22/3/1975)
Alan had three spells as a player with Darlington making over 100 appearances, and was player/coach when Quakers won promotion from the EvoStik First Division North in 2015, and coach when Quakers won the EvoStik League in 2016.
He started his career at Middlesbrough, and went on to play for several clubs before joining Quakers for the first time in 2007, helping them to the League Two play off semi finals.
He left in the summer of 2009 and joined Luton Town (for the second time) before coming back to Quakers on loan six months later and played another 24 games.
He was released by Luton in August 2010, and he went on to play for Stalybridge, Gateshead, Blyth and Harrogate before rejoining Quakers in 2014, and he made 34 appearances, scoring five times, as Quakers won promotion from the EvoStik First Division North.
He was handed a player-coach role the following season, and he made 14 appearances – -some of them as a striker – scoring four times as Quakers won the EvoStik League Premier division. he left for neighbours Spennymoor Town in the summer of 2016, and helped them win promotion to the National League North.
Home shirt sponsor: Stephen Gowland
Home shorts sponsor: Stephen Gowland
Home socks sponsor: Stephen Gowland
Home boots sponsor: Eddie George Hodgson