NEW BOSS: Wrexham appoint Phil Parkinson as manager
Wrexham have announced Phil Parkinson as the man to attempt to get the club back in the football league ahead of the 2021-22 season.
Parkinson joins Wrexham with vast experience in management, having previously been Sunderland boss last season.
The club confirmed he'll be on a rolling 12-month contract after confirming his arrival on Thursday afternoon.
Talking to the Wrexham AFC official website, Parkinson said: “Once the plans of the Chairmen were explained to me, the decision to join Wrexham was very easy.
"Wrexham are an EFL Club in all but the one thing that matters, league status, and we have a very clear objective with the work starting immediately.
“The Club didn’t need selling to me, it sold itself and I wanted to be part of the journey this Club is about to embark upon.
“We have a lot to do to be ready for August 21 and in the next seven weeks the aim is to add quality players to the existing squad, and create an environment and culture which gives us the best possible chance of promotion.”
Commenting on Parkinson’s appointment, co-Chairmen, Rob McElhenney and Ryan Reynolds said:
“The process put in place by Les Reed, Shaun Harvey, Humphrey Ker & Fleur Robinson was thorough, and we were presented with any number of good options, all of whom would have been very credible managers for the Club.
“We’d like to thank all those that applied for the role but once we knew Phil was interested, he was our man and we got him.
“Phil has an immediate objective of gaining promotion but is conscious of our ambitions for the Club and embraced each element of our vision.”
The former Bolton manager is joined by Steve Parkin, who'll serve as assistant manager, and one more staff member is expected to sign.
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