Tommy Wright has described St Johnstone’s historic Scottish Cup win over Dundee United as a football fairytale.
The Saints boss, who is from Ballyclare, masterminded a 2-0 victory over their Tayside rivals with goals in either half from Steven Anderson and Steven MacLean sinking Jackie McNamara’s men.
It was the first time in their 130-year history that the Perth outfit had reached the final and their first major trophy win.
The Jock Stein stand at Celtic Park was a sea of blue and thousands of fans celebrated Wright’s magnificent achievement in his first season as a manager in professional football.
“It means everything in terms of my career,” Wright told the Scotsman. “But it means a lot more to a lot more people. To the supporters, the players, the staff and [owners] Geoff and Steve Brown who put a lot into this club.
“To get the Scottish Cup, our first major trophy, words can’t describe how I feel. I know it is so special for so many people.”
He added: “It is a football fairytale, yes. That is the beauty of the cup and the Scottish Cup.”