An experienced lower league manager with a strong reputation, Phil Parkinson will now be looking to transform the fortunes of Bolton, with whom he joined in the summer of 2016.
During his five year spell in charge of Bradford Parkinson led the club to the 2013 League Cup Final - as a League Two side - then promotion up to League One in the same season.
Parkinson has also had Managerial spells at Reading, Charlton and Hull but it is at Bradford where he has made his name.
10 Jun 2016 - Present
29 Aug 2011 - 10 Jun 2016
24 Nov 2008 - 4 Jan 2011
29 Jun 2006 - 4 Dec 2006
25 Feb 2003 - 14 Jun 2006
Phil Parkinson Quotes
I'm very proud of my record here so far but i've been very lucky to receive the backing from the chairman and the board.
Sometimes youngsters come in and don't hit the ground running. But the ones they'ÃÂÃÂve taken have been brilliant for them and given that extra bit of quality to the team.
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The Sack Race's Opinion
A loyal manager who has made waves at Bradford over the past few years both in the League and in particular on the Cup front. Parkinson decided to open up a fresh chapter in his managerial career in the summer of 2016, and he'll be hoping he made the right choice with Bolton.