David Hopkin gets two-year deal at Bradford City

David Hopkin: Two-year deal.
David Hopkin: Two-year deal.
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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.