PARKY LANDS MY VOTE
I COMPLETED my LMA voting form for Manager of the Year this week. It is tough to look past the men who top the four Leagues when you vote for a winner, because let’s face facts, winning titles is the toughest thing in football management.
However good your squad is, that is the ultimate achievement.
But this year, I just couldn’t get away from Bradford City’s Phil Parkinson as the man deserving the accolade. Just 12 months ago, his Bradford squad were in the lower reaches of League Two.
A spectacular transition has catapulted them into the play-offs and, incredibly, into a League Cup final.To knock out Arsenal and Villa en route is a sensational achievement. That truly is over achievement against budget.
Phil hasn’t had it easy. He suffered a tough time at Hull. But he has now bounced back to form and deserves to be recognised for it.
Good on you Phil.You get my vote.