Chairman Quashes Speculation Over Parkinson Future

  • October 29, 2018 | By Chris Mann
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Ken Anderson has vowed to stand by Phil Parkinson, whilst saying recent comments over the future of manager Phil Parkinson were 'misconstrued'.

The Wanderers chairman last week stated he would 'take whatever actions I think are necessary' following a heavy defeat at home to Nottingham Forest, with many jumping to the conclusion that Parkinson could be set for the axe if they were beaten by Hull City on Saturday.

Defeat to the Tigers, coupled with numerous defensive interviews from Parkinson in recent days, only intensified speculation but Anderson says his words weren't meant to place added pressure on the manager, who appears to retain the full backing of his chairman.

"My comments earlier last week appear to have been misconstrued and that might have put some extra pressure on the coaching staff and the players in the media," Anderson told "That was not my intention and is frankly not very helpful in this type of situation.

"Like you all, I care deeply about this football club and want nothing but the best for it and everyone involved. The staff and players share this desire and are desperate to get back to the form of earlier in our campaign and are determined to do all they can to achieve the success we all want.

"I will continue to give my full backing to Phil and his staff. We have been through difficult times before and whilst I will never abdicate my responsibility to this great club, I continue to put all my efforts in supporting the manager at this challenging time.

"It's a long season and with less than a third played so far there is plenty of time to return to our early form, especially once our injured players return and are available for selection.

"We ask that you stand by us all and together we will all work hard to turn the results around."

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