Parkin departs for Rochdale
By Joanna Walker
Updated Wednesday, 31st December 2003
As rumoured yesterday Steve Parkin has today left Notts County as he has been appointed as the new Rochdale manager, initally until the end of the seasonIt has been confirmed by
As revealed here on NCM yesterday, Rochdale were rumoured to be talking to Parkin regarding the vacant managerís job at Spotland and considering the current situation here at Notts it is no real surprise that he has taken the opportunity with both hands.
Parkin had until yesterday, been assistant to Billy Dearden here at
Parkin was also linked with the job back in the summer when Buckley was given the nod ahead of him.
The news of Parkinís appointment at Rochdale may well be sour grapes for many Notts County fans, who expected him to take over first team affairs here at Meadow Lane in the future, but spare a thought for the Rochdale fans who may not welcome him back with open arms after the cloud he left under when he left for bigger and better things
But with Rochdaleís unhealthy position in the Third Division, Parkin may well have a massive job on his hands to turn fortunes around at Spotland but if his previous managerial record at Rochdale is anything to go by then I am sure he will have no problem at all.
His previous managerial record looks like this:
Matches - 127.
Won - 51.
Drawn - 39.
Lost - 37.
We, here at NCM would like to wish Steve Parkin all the best in his new appointment.
I wonder what this could mean for the managerial set-up here at Notts.