DAVID HOPKIN is the new Bradford City head coach.
The Bantams moved for the former Scotland international after calling time on Michael Collins’s 77-day reign yesterday.
As revealed in this morning’s The Yorkshire Post, Hopkin returns to the club where he is still the record signing after joining from Leeds United for £2.5m in the summer of 2000.
He has signed a two-year deal and will be assisted at Blackpool by Greg Abbott and Martin Drury. A decision will be taken on the make-up of Hopkin’s backroom staff at a later date.
“I am absolutely delighted to be joining the Bantams and cannot wait to get started,” said Hopkin.
“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 so am I.”
Hopkin, 48, who led Livingston to back-to-back promotions before quitting last May, will take training today.
Hopkin made 16 playing appearances for City in a career which also took in the likes of Leeds, Chelsea, Crystal Palace and Morton.