Parkin Gets Coach Job

Last updated : 29 January 2007 By Andy Beill
City have been without one since Brown vacated the post to take over as manager.

Steve Parkin, who has been working with the team recently, has joined the coaching staff until the end of the season.

Parkin was a midfielder for Stoke, West Brom and Mansfield. He spent the last three years at Field Mill as player-manager, taking over the reigns at the age of 30 in 1996 after being club captain.

He then had a spell as Rochdale manager after hanging up his boots, before joining Barnsley, who he could only manage to take down after two seasons. After being sacked by the Tykes, he had a spell as Assistant Manager at Notts County before returning to Rochdale in 2003. He was sacked last month.