Bradford City appoint Steve Parkin as assistant manager

Steve Parkin
Parkinson was capped at England Under-21 level

Bradford City manager Phil Parkinson has brought in Steve Parkin as his new assistant at the League Two club.

The 45-year-old former Barnsley and Rochdale manager replaces Parkinson's former assistant Colin Cooper, who moved to Middlesbrough this month.

Parkin has most recently been working as coach at Scunthorpe United before leaving the then-Championship club in March this year.

Current assistant Wayne Allison will remain on Bradford's coaching staff.

Parkinson's managerial career began at Mansfield in 1996 when he was just 30 years old.

After three seasons at Field Mill, he moved to Rochdale and took them to an eighth-placed finish in his first season.

A move to Barnsley followed, but he left the club after their relegation from the Championship.

He spent a further three years back at Rochdale before a coaching stint at Hull City, including a spell as joint caretaker manager.