Bradford have named Phil Parkinson as their new manager on a two year deal.
He left Charlton in January and was odds-on favourite for the post almost as soon as Peter Jackson tendered his resignation. The 43 year old started out with Colchester, earning them promotion into the Championship before a six month spell at Hull ended with the sack. His time at Charlton saw them relegated to League One and he failed to get them back up.
The Bantams are in talks with Charlton striker Paul Benson over a six-figure move. Parkinson took him from Dagenham to The Valley, but the 31 year old has been a fringe player since Parkinson's departure.