‘They are legendary within the game’ – Parkinson privileged at Sunderland appointment

first_imgSunderland chairman, Stewart Donald, added: “Phil has a proven track record when it comes to achieving promotion and I’m delighted to welcome him to Sunderland.“During a rigorous recruitment process, it gradually became clear that he was the prime candidate to take the club forward. His CV put him on our short list. His references from within the game set him apart.“I hope that Sunderland fans will all join me in welcoming him to our historic club, as we look forward to an exciting few months.”Parkinson has been named League One manager of the month on seven occasions and has won promotions to League One with Bradford and the Championship with Bolton. Schmeltz Herring calls talkSPORT – one of our funniest EVER callsParkinson said upon his appointment: “It is both a privilege and immense responsibility to be appointed manager of this great club. I’ve been in football a long time now, and Sunderland’s immense history, the passion of its fanbase and its wonderful facilities are legendary within the game.“It’s now up to me to build on the work of my predecessor and deliver the success the fans are so desperate for. This is a good squad of players, and I relish the challenge of working with them to achieve our goal of promotion from League One.”Parkinson joins Sunderland as a free agent, having resigned from his last job as Bolton manager in August amid doubts over the club’s survival.He has also worked for Colchester, Hull, Charlton – who lost in the League One play-offs during his reign – and Bradford. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 7:29Loaded: 2.22%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -7:29 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreen 🔴⚪️ ANNOUNCEMENT 🔴⚪️We’re delighted to confirm Phil Parkinson as our new manager!Full story 👇https://t.co/AV8idZw6Tr— Sunderland AFC (@SunderlandAFC) October 17, 2019 Phil Parkinson has been appointed Sunderland’s new manager, the League One club have confirmed.Parkinson, 51, succeeds Jack Ross at the Stadium of Light having signed a two-and-a-half year deal at the Stadium of Light.He took his first training session on Thursday morning and will be in the dugout for the first time on Saturday when the Black Cats visit second-place Wycombe.center_img LIVE on talkSPORT Check out all the live commentaries coming up across the talkSPORT network this week Cardiff vs Sheffield Wednesday (Friday, 7:45pm) – talkSPORT 2Everton vs West Ham (Saturday, 12:30pm) – talkSPORTBlackburn vs Huddersfield (Saturday, 12:30pm) – talkSPORT 2Tottenham vs Watford (Saturday, 3pm) – talkSPORT 2Crystal Palace vs Man City (Saturday, 5:30pm) – talkSPORTWigan vs Nottingham Forest (Sunday, 2pm) – talkSPORT 2last_img

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