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Management trio sign up

22 May 2013

The football club is absolutely delighted to announce that Bantams boss Phil Parkinson has committed his future to the club by signing a new contract at the Coral Windows Stadium.

In a further boost to the club, Assistant Manager Steve Parkin and Head of Sports Science Nick Allamby have also penned new deals with City.

The management trio have all signed three-year deals.

This welcome piece of news comes barely days after Parkinson, ably assisted by Parkin and Allamby, guided City to promotion into League 1 thanks to a resounding victory over Northampton Town in the Play-Off Final.

Parkinson, pictured signing his deal next to Director of Operations David Baldwin, said: "I am very pleased to secure my place here - it is very important for the continuity of the football club.

"I had verbally agreed my contract with Julian (Rhodes, Joint-Chairman) a long time ago really, but I didn't want anything to detract from our main focus throughout the Play-Offs, which was obviously to get promoted.

"Now that aim has been achieved, I was able to sit down with the two chairmen this morning and get the contract all finalised.

"We've had a terrific season, but we know we have an important summer ahead of us now. We can't sit back on what we have achieved - we have to keep working and striving forward.

"We have to keep improving the club in all departments.

"Our aim now is to get a team on the pitch next year that our supporters will enjoy watching.

"There is a team behind our team out on the pitch, however, and it was important that I recognised that.

"That is why I always wanted Steve and Nick to get their contracts sorted, and that is why I am delighted they have both signed.

"Matt Barrass (Head Physio) is already under contract but we will be sitting down with him and trying to secure him for longer as well.

"Myself, Steve, Nick and Matt didn't know each other before we came here but we have worked well together. We have a good balance among the staff.

"When you get good chemistry between a group, it is important to stay together."


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