Photos: Bradford City boss Phil Parkinson's legendary 11-year spell at Reading

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The Bradford boss is still revered as a hero at his FA Cup opponents.

It is FA Cup weekend and for one of Bradford or Reading it is certainly going to be a very special weekend.

For one man however, this is already the perfect meeting.

Bradford boss Phil Parkinson has performed wonders as the boss at Bradford. He took them to the Capital One Cup final two seasons ago and has now masterminded wins against Chelsea and Sunderland to take The Bantams to the edge of glory.

It is fair to say, he is now a Bradford City legend. But the team he faces this weekend, well they would certainly consider him just that.

Bradford take on Reading at Valley Parade and in doing so Parkinson goes up against a club where he has extremely fond memories.

He was at the Berkshire club from 1992 until 2003, eleven years, and the midfielder is still fondly remembered by the Reading faithful. He played at both the old Elm Park and the new Madejski Stadium ans saw a long list of names come and go at the club, while he remained a constant.

He retired in 2003, after playing over 350 league games for the Royals and being named their player of the year twice.

But come tomorrow, all of that nostalgia will have to be put to bed, as he attempts to knock his former club out of the FA Cup and make some history for his new adoring fans.

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