U21s boss steps up to assistant role.
David Wright is Colchester United's new assistant manager, as he continues his own progress up the coaching ladder.
Bringing a wealth of footballing knowledge with him, David is a name that will already be familiar to Colchester United supporters.
He joined the U's as a combative midfielder during Joe Dunne's reign at the club, and played an instrumental role in pulling Colchester clear of trouble at the end of the 2012/13 season, culminating in a memorable day at Carlisle United.
Having ventured into coaching initially with Ipswich Town's academy, he returned to the club in the summer of 2015 to take on a role with the U's U21s side.
Alongside his coaching with the promising players of the future at Florence Park, David also has been in charge of local side Maldon & Tiptree since the start of this season, as the Ryman League side attempt a push for the play-offs.
But he will now step away from that role with the Jammers to assist new boss Kevin Keen as the next chapter of Colchester United's history gets underway.