Date: 10th June 2016 at 9:35am
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Phil Parkinson is the new manager of Bolton Wanderers, signing a two year deal to take over at the Macron Stadium.

He will hold a press conference at midday today.

Earlier in the week his now former club Bradford City had released a statement saying Parkinson was planning for the coming season with the Bantams, but now that is very much not the case.

Parkinson will be joined by his assistant Steve Parkin, and there are reports much of his backroom staff from Valley Parade will join him.

The Chorley man spectacularly took the West Yorkshire club to the League Cup final in 2013 and beat Chelsea away in the FA Cup last January, as well as winning promotion from League Two during his time there. He had been the fifth longest serving manager in English football.

He has a promotion from League One on his CV, taking Colchester United up automatically in 2006.


4 Replies to “Bolton Announce Parkinson”

  • Sorry about that. As I was saying, after all the shilly-shallying we have had to put up with over the last twelve weeks, at last we have our manager. It would appear a good appointment by the owners and one that hopefully will unite the fans and move the Wanderers forward. He has a decent record in this division and one that shows he likes a tight-knit, fit team who give their all for the cause. Just what we need. Never mind at this stage if he doesn’t play wonderfully attractive football, let’s just get back to clean sheets and winning ways. A team the fans can get behind and help propel back to the Championship.

  • He sounds like a good appointment to me. We have neither the players nor are we in the division for attractive football. What we need is an efficient game plan carried out by a very fit group or players to get us out of this division and this seems to be the way he operates.

  • Seems good to me. Sets up his team to get a result, commit to each other, not afraid to use long ball, tight at the back and a good team work ethic. Bring it on I say!

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