Phil Parkinson: Sunderland name ex-Bolton Wanderers boss as manager

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Sunderland have confirmed Bradford boss Phil Parkinson and former Bolton until 2022 as their new manager to get a deal.
Even the 51-year-old replaces after winning five of the first 11 League One matches this period, Jack Ross, who had been sacked by the Black Cats on 8 October.
Parkinson spent three decades in charge of Bolton, winning promotion.
He resigned as manager together with Wanderers bottom of this third tier after being traded 12 points.
Its both a privilege and enormous obligation to be appointed director of this fantastic club, Parkinson said.
This really is a fantastic squad of playersand I relish the challenge of coping together to attain our goal of promotion from League One.
More to follow.
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