Leeds United have been linked with Bolton boss Phil Parkinson.
Leeds United’s managerial search goes on, and a new name has entered the running today, with links to Bolton Wanderers boss Phil Parkinson emerging.
The Whites were rocked in May as manager Garry Monk shockingly handed in his resignation, just shy of a year into the job having arrived as Steve Evans’ successor in 2016.
Monk guided Leeds to a seventh-placed finish this past season, and his departure leaves sole owner Andrea Radrizzani searching for a replacement.
The likes of Aitor Karanka and Claudio Ranieri have both been mentioned by bookmakers, but the Daily Mail claim that Bolton Wanderers manager Phil Parkinson is now in the mix.
The 49-year-old had spells with Colchester United, Hull City and Charlton Athletic before a fine five-year stint with Bradford City, guiding the club to the League Cup final and eventual promotion to League One in 2013.
Last summer, Bolton swooped to appoint Parkinson as their new boss, and he guided the Trotters back to the Championship in style, winning automatic promotion this past season.
Leeds fans have been responding to link with Parkinson on Twitter, with many underwhelmed by the speculation, suggesting that the club need to bring in a bigger-name – or at least more exciting – manager rather than a budget option like Parkinson.
Others think Parkinson deserves credit for the work he did at Bolton and may not be a bad shout, but the general consensus is that Leeds supporters may not be too happy with Radrizzani plumping for Parkinson.
— @dangriff43 (@dangriffin37) June 8, 2017
Phil Parkinson? No tah #lufc
— I.F.H.L (@IFHLUnited) June 8, 2017
Hope the Parkinson rumours are just that… rumours. Do not fancy that one at all #lufc
— Scott (@scott_lion) June 8, 2017
— Ryan (@LeedsUtdRyan) June 8, 2017
Parkinson surely not!!!! Showing loads of ambition there Leeds #lufc
— Gary Stones (@gaz25stones) June 8, 2017
Phil Parkinson to #lufc That would be a very good appointment IMO. One of the best managers in the football league and very underrated!
— Joe Neydorff (@pooryorksman) June 8, 2017
@andrearadri please god not hoofball merchant Phil Parkinson
— Weareleeds191 (@WeAreLeeds191) June 8, 2017
Can’t a man go to bed for 7 hours without waking up to Phil Parkinson? Could be worse granted, but desperately uninspiring. Budget budget.
— Mol (@Mayo_GodHelpUs) June 8, 2017
Would you like to see Leeds move for Parkinson?