Phil Parkinson signs new Bradford City deal

Phil Parkinson

Bradford City boss Phil Parkinson has signed a new three-year deal with the promoted League Two side.

The 45-year-old led the Bantams to promotion to League One with a 3-0 win over Northampton in Saturday's play-off final.

Parkinson also took the club to this season's League Cup final after famous wins against Wigan, Arsenal and Aston Villa.

Coaches Steve Parkin and Nick Allamby have also extended their contracts.

The former Colchester, Hull and Charlton boss took over at Valley Parade in August 2011 and helped the club to a second successive 18th-placed finish last season.

This season was much more successful as the Bantams reached a first major cup final since 1911 and gained promotion from the bottom tier of English football after six years.

Parkinson said after Saturday's play-off final win that he was confident his future and that of his coaches could be resolved in the coming days.

"I've been saying all along that I hope it gets sorted," he said.

"I said when we all came together that I'd drive them mad and ask them to go above and beyond the call of duty but that they'd all get their rewards.

"I'd like to see everyone signs contracts at the same time. When we've had the celebrations this week I'll sit down with the chairmen and hopefully we can get it finished."

The news will come as a boost to Bradford fans ahead of Wednesday's open-top bus parade through the city to celebrate their first promotion since 1999.

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