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Bradford City Boss Phil Parkinson Enters Frame For Reading Hot-Seat

League Two boss said to be under consideration.

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Bradford boss Phil Parkinson is reportedly being considered by Reading officials to fill the currently vacant managerial post at the club according to The Sun.

The Royals are looking for a new manager after parting ways with Brian McDermott on Monday.

The bookies’ favourite to take the job is currently ex-Swindon man Paolo Di Canio but it is thought that his chances have been severely hampered by reports in recent days suggesting senior players in the club’s dressing room had pleaded with club officials not to appoint the fiery Italian.

Reading owner, Russian businessman Anton Zingarevich reportedly met with Director of Football Nicky Hammond on Wednesday where they discussed possible replacements for McDermott.

It is thought Parkinson is being given some serious consideration after an impressive season for the League Two side.

He created history with the Yorkshire club by guiding them to an unlikely Capital One Cup final against Swansea.

Parkinson used to play for Reading and remains a firm favourite amongst the club’s fans, who still chant his name in the stands following his retirement in 2003.

The Premier League side are also keen on Parkinson’s appointment as the compensation the club would have to pay to Bradford would be relatively minimal.


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