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‘My thoughts are with you all at this terrible time’ – These Sunderland fans react as former manager secures new job

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He was tasked as the man to try and get Sunderland out of League One and into the Championship, but Phil Parkinson couldn’t do so and he paid the price in November 2020  by losing his job.

After just over a year as manager of the Wearside club, Parkinson was relieved of his duties amid a lot of fan pressure, with the Black Cats sitting in eighth position after 13 games but the style of football was generally frustrating supporters.

Regardless of how his time went at the Stadium of Light, Parkinson is still an experienced EFL manager having had success at Bradford City and Bolton Wanderers, but he’s remained unemployed since his Sunderland departure almost eight months ago.

That is until today though as he finally finds himself back in work, and he’s undertaken what could be one of the more exciting jobs in the English footballing pyramid.

Quiz: What was the score the last time Sunderland played each of these 25 teams?

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1. Wolves

There’s a lot of eyes on National League side Wrexham right now thanks to the takeover from actors Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney, who are investing money into the Welsh outfit and expanding the club’s brand in the process.

And they’ve decided that Parkinson should be the man to try and get Wrexham back into the Football League, which seems like a bit of a coup for a non-league club and considering Parkinson was at their club last, Sunderland fans have been reacting to the developing news.


25 years old, UCLan Sports Journalism graduate, Preston North End fan

ScoopDragon Football News Network

Article title: ‘My thoughts are with you all at this terrible time’ – These Sunderland fans react as former manager secures new job

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