Leeds United are reportedly keen on Bolton Wanderers boss Phil Parkinson.
According to the Daily Mail, Bolton Wanderers manager Phil Parkinson is on Leeds United’s wish list after he attracted the attention of owner Andrea Radrizzani.
Leeds were rocked last month when manager Garry Monk surprisingly handed in his resignation after just one season in the job, in which he took Leeds to a seventh-placed finish in the Championship.
Monk moves on now, and Leeds must once again find a new manager, having gone through Brian McDermott, David Hockaday, Darko Milanic, Neil Redfearn, Uwe Rosler, Steve Evans and now Monk in the last three years.
A host of names have been touted for the job, but the Daily Mail now claim that Leeds are now interested in landing Bolton Wanderers boss Phil Parkinson, in what would be a shock move.
Parkinson, 49, left Leeds’ local rivals Bradford City last summer in order to take charge of Bolton Wanderers, and guided the Trotters to promotion back to the Championship this season.
Formerly in charge of Colchester United, Hull City and Charlton Athletic, Parkinson has carved out a successful managerial career in the Football League, and Leeds could now move for him.
It’s claimed that Parkinson’s superb work on a budget at Bolton has made him appealing to Radrizzani, putting him in contention to become Monk’s replacement.
Leeds fans may not be too inspired by Parkinson despite his 52% win record at Bolton, with other candidates possibly seen as more appealing than a manager with a patchy Championship record.
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