Bolton set to name Bradford's Parkinson as new boss

Bradford City manager Phil Parkinson

HITC Sport understands Bolton are poised to name Bradford boss as new manager.

Phil Parkinson manager of Bradford CityPhil Parkinson manager of Bradford City

Bolton Wanderers have agreed a deal to name Bradford City boss Phil Parkinson as their new manager, HITC Sport understands from sources close to the club.

Bolton have been looking for a new boss since March after Neil Lennon left the club just days after the Sports Shield consortium completed their takeover of the club.

Jimmy Phillips was placed in interim charge until the end of the season, but he could not prevent the club suffering relegation from the Championship.

A whole host of names have been linked with the Bolton vacancy, but the club were unable to land most of their top targets.

Bolton's hierarchy have now turned their attentions to Parkinson as they look to mount a bid for promotion back to the Championship at the first time of asking.

Bradford City manager Phil ParkinsonBradford City manager Phil Parkinson

Parkinson has been in charge of Bradford since 2011 and he guided them to the League Cup final in 2013 as well as to the League One play-offs this season only to lose to Millwall.

The 48-year-old is highly-regarded within coaching circles and Bolton will have to pay Bradford some compensation to secure him from his contract at Valley Parade.

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