Former Huddersfield Town boss Peter Jackson ready for Bradford City return?
Feb 9 2010 by Dougie Thomson, Huddersfield Daily Examiner
PETER JACKSON is in the frame to become the new boss of Bradford City.
The 48-year-old – out of management since leaving the Bantams’ League II rivals Lincoln City in September – has had two spells at the Galpharm helm.
Now the former Bradford player, pictured, who watched Town’s clash with Carlisle United on Saturday, is being linked with a return to succeed his old teammate Stuart McCall, who departed Valley Parade yesterday.
Jackson, also a former Town player, bossed the club between October 1997 and May 1999, piloting the ‘great escape’ from relegation to what is now League I.
He returned in the wake of administration in 2003, leading the way to promotion via the League II play-offs.
He took Town to the League I play-offs in 2006 before parting company with the club for a second time in March 2007.
Dean Windass, another former Bradford player, and ex-Yeovil Town and Brighton boss Russell Slade have also been linked with the vacancy.
Bradford, 16th in the table and next in action at home to Grimsby Town on Saturday, have hinted that any appointment could be initially on a short-term basis.
McCall, in charge since May 2007, had 17 months remaining on his contract. Saturday’s 1-0 home loss to Bury was his 133rd game in charge.
He said: “I don’t regret coming back for a second. I’d have regretted it more if I hadn’t taken the job.
“It’s been fantastic in one way but ultra-hard in another because you’re carrying the hopes of everyone. You should see some of the letters I’ve had.
“Without being big-headed, I’m fortunate that I’ve never failed before in my career.
“I’ve always been successful as a player and when I went to Sheffield United as reserve manager we won the league in the first year.
“Then everything snowballed and the club got promoted to the Premier League when I was assistant to Neil Warnock.