Ray Wyatt (Mark Moraghan) 1999-2001
First Regular Appearance:
Last Regular Appearance: 4.26
Duration: EP: 149 - 228 ½ SE: 3.9 – 4.26
Position: Assistant Manager (1999-2000) / Manager (2000-2001)
Last Seen: In the Players’ Lounge after his last match in charge, speaking to a subdued Lynda minutes after she’d killed Prash!
Born and raised in
By 1999 Ray had opted for a life outside of
football, and was living quietly on his
Whilst recovering abroad following an injury, Luis' role is substituted by Jerry's old chum Gordon Gallagher. Gordon wastes no time selling stories to the press, including how Ray took Kitty away from a life in prostitution when they first met. Ray is furious that his wife, with a newborn son are being targeted. When Gordon is exposed, Ray finds himself in charge of the team at a pivotal point as a relegation battle looms. A half-hearted decision to leave Luis on the bench strains their friendship, and pushes Luis into committing his future to Boca Juniors. However, Ray does secure Karl Fletcher’s resigning, and the squad is strong enough to avoid relegation. With his workload as manager, Ray doesn’t realise the seriousness of Didier’s money troubles, to the point where Prashant Dattani bribes “Didi” to cause Harchester’s relegation. Ray finds it hard to forgive Didier for shaming the game, and the loss of Ray’s support pushes Didier towards taking an overdose. Ray saves him, but Didier is no longer welcome at Harchester and is sold to Marseille.
With the team struggling, Ray faces a media
backlash with calls for him to be fired. At this same time, Kitty takes William
With the success of Monday’s signing, Harchester are on course to qualify for the Champions League. Dattani has the club in his sights, which requires forcing Lynda out. Already under the weight of her job and her pregnancy, the pressure from Prash spirals into Lynda suffering a miscarriage. Knowing Prash is responsible for the death of his and Lynda’s child, Ray resigns - before threatening to put Prash through the boardroom window! The team persuade Ray to give them his guidance for the last game of the season, and they secure their place in the Champions League with a top three finish.
After the match, Prash is found dead in his
office, having been bludgeoned to death. Ray is required to stick around in
Harchester longer than he had hoped, until he is eliminated as a suspect, and
is able to join