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Boss 'honoured' by award

25 March 2013

Further reaction to Phil Parkinson's Football League award

Bantams boss Phil Parkinson was understandably thrilled and honoured after picking up The Football League Outstanding Managerial Achievement award for the 2012/2013 season.

 in helping City to Wembley for the Capital One Cup Final.significant roleParkinson, who received the award from Sports Interactive Studio director Miles Jacobson, was chosen as the worthy winner of the title for his 

His historical achievement of taking a League 2 club to a major cup final, beating three Premier League teams in the process, saw the Bantams boss rightly honoured at The Football League's end of the season awards evening.

Parkinson collected the award at the gala ceremony at The Brewery, London, on Sunday evening in front of over 600 guests from clubs, sponsors and the football industry. This year there were a total of 17 awards with 34 clubs shortlisted for honours.


Parkinson beat three other shortlisted managers to the Award, Cardiff City’s Malkay Mackay, Southend United’s Paul Sturrock and Yeovil Town’s Gary Johnson.


Nominations for the award were invited from Sports Interactive’s ‘Football ManagerTM’ community. 


On winning his award, Parkinson said “For me to get the award is reward for everyone involved. I have loved what we have achieved this season and hope I can help the club to progress and go on improving.”

: “This is a special award and I feel very honoured to receive it. It is not just the team on the pitch; the efforts of the team behind the manager have been fantastic.


Greg Clarke, Chairman of The Football League, said: “The Football League Awards 2013 has given us another opportunity to celebrate success at League clubs both on and off the pitch. It gives us the chance to reward those who have achieved fantastic results throughout the year. I would like to congratulate tonight’s winners and all those who were nominated.”

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