David Hopkin Appointed New Manager of Bantams
Bradford City have this morning announced the appointment of David Hopkin as the club’s new head coach. He has agreed a two-year deal with the Bantams and will begin work this morning, as City gear up for Saturday’s trip to Blackpool Football Club.
Hopkin departed Livingston in the summer after sealing back-to-back promotions, guiding the club from League One to the Scottish Premiership. As a player, the former Scotland international plied his trade with Chelsea, Leeds, Crystal Palace and of course Bradford City before eventually retiring in 2003.
Hopkin will take training for the first time today after meeting the players and staff this morning, assistant coaches Martin Drury and Greg Abbott will support the new Bantams boss in preparing the team for Saturday afternoon’s Sky Bet League One game against Blackpool, before Hopkin’s makes a decision on the makeup of his backroom team in the near future.
Speaking about his appointment David Hopkin said, “I am absolutely delighted to be joining the Bantams and cannot wait to get started, this is a huge opportunity for me.
We have a talented squad and I am looking forward to working with the players and staff. The club is ambitious and although my time as a player here was cut short by injury, I enjoyed my stay and took away some great memories. Our supporters are extremely passionate and I want to give them a team they can be proud of.”