Phil Parkinson appointed Bradford City manager

Phil Parkinson
Parkinson been out of work since leaving Charlton

Former Charlton Athletic boss Phil Parkinson has been appointed Bradford City manager.

Peter Jackson resigned on Thursday after the League Two side picked up just one point from four games.

Parkinson, who has been out of work since he left Charlton in January, has signed a two-year deal at Valley Parade.

A club statement read: "Parkinson was always the club's number one choice to land the position."

The 43-year-old Parkinson played for Bury and Reading before moving into management with Colchester and then Hull.

Jackson was appointed as permanent manager of Bradford in May, following a three-month period as interim boss.

But the 50-year-old decided to quit following a poor start to the campaign, saying it would give the Yorkshire club the "best possible chance for the rest of the season".

Bradford began life after Jackson by beating Barnet 4-2 on Saturday.

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