Appointed – May 2005 Left – January 2006
Born 1 August 1963 in Oxfordshire, Mark played for Liverpool, Derby County, Southampton and Oxford United as well as winning 45 caps for England. Mark’s first Managers role was with Southport, then in the Conference. After leaving Southport he made his Football League management debut with the club at which he began his career, Oxford United. He resigned after six months after being fined and suspended by the Football Association. Not out of work for long Mark was put in charge of Conference strugglers Chester City in January 2002 with the club second-bottom of the Conference. He kept them clear of relegation and in the 2001–02 season, Chester reached the playoff semifinals but lost to eventual winners Doncaster Rovers in a penalty shootout. After the match, Wright expressed their determination “to go one better next season and a year later they finished top of the division, regaining their league status four years after losing it. However, the day before the League Two campaign began, Wright left the club.The Posh appointed Mark as our Manager in May 2005 and the team were progressing well, when on 25 January 2006 he was suspended from his position pending an internal inquiry. Six days later he was sacked for gross misconduct after failing to appear in front of the club’s board.
Mark’s Posh managerial record was: