Bradford City boss Phil Parkinson is set to depart the League One outfit in the next couple of days, and no fewer than four clubs are already vying to hand him an immediate return to management, according to the Sun via the Derby Telegraph.
The Bantams failed to overcome Millwall in the League One play-off semi-final and with new German investors set to take over at the West Yorkshire-based club, his five-year tenure as manager could be about to come to a close.
According to the report, Blackburn Rovers and Bolton Wanderers are both keen to speak with the former Reading midfielder over their current vacancies – should he get the boot from Bradford.
In a slightly more surprising twist, the article also reports that East Midlands-based rivals Nottingham Forest and Derby County could also be keen to appoint the 48-year-old, with both clubs currently looking to appoint a manager in the near future.
Given his record with Bradford City it is little surprise that clubs are interested, although his lack of Championship experience could make his appointment a risky one for Blackburn, Derby or Nottingham Forest.
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