Bradford City boss Phil Parkinson has finally broken the silence over the reports linking him with the vacant managerial role at League One rivals Sheffield United.
The sought-after Bantams boss stressed that it was very much business as usual and that he was continuing with his summer plans with City.
Parkinson has kept a relatively low profile during the Blades’ search to replace Nigel Clough who departed Bramall Lane a fortnight ago.
The speculation is set to stop this morning when ex-Reading boss Nigel Adkins will be announced as the club’s new manager, quashing the rumours that circulated last week that stated Parkinson was set to make the switch across Yorkshire.
He told the Telegraph and Argus: ‘Julian and Mark have kept me informed all along about Sheffield United’s interest in the middle of a difficult week for the club with the takeover situation.
‘There was an approach but it didn’t go any further than that, and we have been liaising every day about plans going forward now that the takeover looks like it’s not going to happen.’
Bradford reached the FA Cup quarter-finals last season and knocked out Premier League champions Chelsea en route to the last eight of the competition.
City fans… Are you pleased that Parkinson is set to stay?