Report: Derby County and Nottingham Forest among four clubs tracking Bradford City boss

Bradford City manager Phil Parkinson

Reports suggest Phil Parkinson's time at Valley Parade could be up and both Blackburn Rovers and Bolton Wanderers are also said to be keen.

Bradford City manager Phil Parkinson

Bradford City boss Phil Parkinson is on the radar of Midlands rivals Derby County and Nottingham Forest, according to a report in Tuesday's Sun newspaper (page 48).

The tabloid reported on Tuesday that Parkinson's job is on the line, despite leading the Bantams to the League One play-offs this season, with the club's new German owners keen to appoint ex Leeds United boss Uwe Rosler.

A Bradford fan bites his nails during the game

And the news is said to have alerted interest from the Championship pair, along with Blackburn Rovers and Bolton Wanderers.

Derby, who also failed in the play-offs, are on the lookout for a new boss with Darren Wassall's temporary spell due to end this summer.

Derby manager Darren Wassall before the match

Forest, meanwhile, have been managerless since March, after relieving Dougie Freedman of his duties.

A move to either club is likely to appeal to Parkinson, with Derby possessing one of the division's best squad on paper and Forest reportedly on the verge of fresh investment from Greece.

Blackburn, on the other hand, find themselves in a difficult situation with Paul Lambert tendering his resignation last month and several first team players due to depart on free transfers.Paul Lambert manager of Blackburn Rovers

Relegated Bolton have also been without a manager since March and recently survived going out of business at the eleventh hour.

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