David Wheater: Parkinson Will 'Walk into Another Job'

  • August 22, 2019 | By Chris Mann
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David Wheater says Phil Parkinson was 'a credit to himself' during his time as Bolton manager, which came to an end on Wednesday.

Wheater, who made 118 of his 236 appearances for Wanderers during Parkinson's time in charge, revealed the former boss would be 'constantly on his phone' in attempts to juggle player contracts, ownership struggles and discussions with administrators.

The 32-year-old, who recently penned a contract with League Two side Oldham Athletic, believes Parkinson's resignation will have no ill-effect on his prospects of employment elsewhere, insisting he will 'walk into another job'.

"I was training there in the summer and I'd see him constantly on his phone trying to sort stuff out," Wheater told Granada Reports.

"He just looked like he was getting a bit sick of it. All the players were.

"He was fantastic for me. He was fantastic for the club as well. He hardly spent any money in three years - got us promoted and kept us in the Championship - so I think he'll walk into another job.

"He probably thought a takeover was going to get done and then he could sign a few players in pre-season.

"I was waiting to be signed and was told I could sign, but it wouldn't matter until the takeover gets done. It's still not happened, so nobody can sign.

"It's just a bad situation for the club and he was a credit to himself the whole way through.

"Personally, I'm still owed five months' wages, as are all the players who left. We won't get that until the takeover happens.

"People think 'oh, they'll get it eventually' but if the club gets liquidated we won't get it at all.

"I love the club. I was there eight-and-a-half years and still live two minutes from the ground. I'll always be watching them and thinking about them but I just hope everything gets sorted."

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