Phil Parkinson appointed Bolton Wanderers manager

Club officially announce Phil Parkinson as new manager after compensation package agreed with Bradford City

Bolton Wanderers Football Club are delighted to announce Phil Parkinson as the club’s new first team manager.

Parkinson, 48, joins Bolton from fellow Sky Bet League One club Bradford City, after the two clubs agreed a compensation package.

Chorley-born, Parkinson already has two promotions on his managerial CV. During the 2005/06 season he guided Colchester United to an unlikely promotion to the Championship before later taking Bradford City to League One via the play-offs in 2012/13.

As a player, Parkinson started his career at Southampton before going on to represent Bury and Reading. 

He has signed a two-year contract with the club and will be joined by assistant manager Steve Parkin in making the move to Macron Stadium.

Parkinson will be introduced to the media at a press conference at Macron Stadium at midday today (Friday 10 June).

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