Phil Parkinson Dismisses Link to Reading Job

  • December 14, 2018 | By Chris Mann
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Bolton manager Phil Parkinson has dismissed speculation linking him with the vacant position at Reading.

Parkinson, who holds legendary status following an 11-year playing spell with the Royals between 1992 and 2003, remains the bookmakers' favourite to succeed Paul Clement at the Madejski Stadium after a move for Vitoria Guimaraes boss Luis Castro appeared to hit the rocks on Monday.

Speaking ahead of Wanderers' clash with Leeds United on Saturday, Parkinson said he had held no dialogue with his former club and that his only focus is on guiding the Trotters out of the Championship relegation zone.

"I'm concentrating on what I've got to do in terms of the weekend," Parkinson told BBC Radio Manchester. "I've got no other thoughts in my mind at all.

"If Reading were going to do anything they'd do it officially from club to club, so the answer is no."

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