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Bradford City manager stands down from role

Bradford City manager David Hopkin has stood down from his role at the club it has been revealed this morning.

He leaves after his lost 3-2 to Walsall on Saturday, leaving them 23rd in the League One table.

After he replaced Michael Collins in September, he won just seven of his 35 matches.

Hopkin said: “I am disappointed but feel the time is right for me to step aside and allow someone to come in and attempt to keep the club in League One.

“I have given my all over the past six months. I took on a tough job and have left no stone unturned in my efforts to help us climb the table.

“The club means a great deal to me, as a former player, and that is why I have made this decision – with a quarter of the season remaining.

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank the incredible Bradford City fans. This has been a hugely difficult season for everyone involved and they have shown me a great deal of support. I wish the club the very best for the future.”

Interim chief executive Julian Rhodes added: “Our thanks must go to David, who has put in a great deal of effort since taking over the reins last year.

“I know just how hard he has worked, in extremely difficult circumstances, and he leaves with a great amount of respect.

“On behalf of everyone at the club, we wish David and his family all the best for the future.”


Football fans took to Twitter to wish him well and thank him, others however chose to mock the Bantams, who face a battle trying to avoid the drop to League Two – check out what they had to say on the next page.


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