FORMER Town boss Peter Jackson is hoping his interim spell at Bradford City will lead to a longer deal.
The popular 49-year-old has returned to management two years after leaving Lincoln City and seven years after leading Town to promotion from League II.
A former captain at Valley Parade, Jackson has gone in on a week-by-week basis to try and guide the club away from fifth bottom of the table.
“I know the job is on a week-to-week basis but I’m hoping it will lead to a longer deal,” said Jackson, who also captained Town and had two spells in the hot seat.
“The club obviously means a lot to me. When you are born here and have been captain, you want to be manager as well.
“Mark Lawn and the board seem to have got a lot of confidence in me and I’m really looking forward to it.
“It’s a real honour for me to be here and I’m going to give it my best shot.”
David Wetherall will assist Jackson at City, who visit Gillingham on Saturday for their first outing since the departure of previous boss Peter Taylor.
Arsenal have announced an overall loss of £2.5m in their half-yearly accounts but claim their “robust financial performance” has kept them on track.
The Gunners revealed the after-tax loss – taking into account changes in property and player trading, which are essentially one-offs – for the six months ended last November compared with a 2009 profit of £29.2m.