Bradford City do not appear to have a clear favourite when it comes to replacing Stuart McCall as the club’s boss, despite a lot of talk linking Jonathan Woodgate to the Valley Parade vacancy.
McCall departed Bradford yesterday, with the Bantams struggling to get going in League Two under the fan favourite’s watchful eye.
Now, the Bantams are on the lookout for a new boss, with former Middlesbrough manager, Woodgate, a name floating around on social media and on fan forums.
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However, reliable journalist, Alan Nixon, has moved to state that there doesn’t appear to be a favourite for the Bradford job as he was quizzed on whether Woodgate would get the chance to move back into management.
Woodgate, 40, was sacked by Middlesbrough earlier in 2020, after guiding the Teessiders into relegation trouble in the Championship.
He was tasked with getting a young squad playing attractive football after a spell under Tony Pulis, but Boro never hit the heights expected of them and were in deep trouble until Neil Warnock replaced Woodgate at the Riverside Stadium with eight games of 2019/20 to go.
Don’t think there’s an actual favourite at this point. https://t.co/TBH3K2XwF7
— Alan Nixon (@reluctantnicko) December 13, 2020
In terms of Bradford, McCall has departed with the club 22nd in the League Two table and flirting with the relegation zone.
It was time for Bradford and McCall to go their separate ways. Things were not working out and, remarkably, Bradford look like facing a major fight to just retain their Football League status at the moment.
Woodgate probably would be a bit of a risk in terms of an appointment given his inexperience. When you look at Bradford’s situation, they are going to need someone that knows how to turn things around quickly to avoid an embarrassing relegation.
If you were going to go for someone like Woodgate, it might be a summer project you backed, but not mid-season.
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