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NEW ERA: Bradford City appoint Derek Adams as their new manager

NEW ERA: Bradford City appoint Derek Adams as their new manager

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Bradford City appoint Derek Adams as their new manager ahead of their League Two campaign in 2021/22 with Adams agreeing a three year deal.

The 45 year-old Scot guided Morecambe to promotion from League One for the first time in their history in 2019/20 but surprisingly chose to leave the Shrimps earlier in the week.

It can therefore be seen as a statement of intent from Bradford City to appoint Derek Adams as they look to follow the exploits of Morecambe and move up the EFL ladder.


‘Big opportunity’


Speaking to Bradford City’s official website, Adams said there is a ‘big opportunity to try and earn promotion’.

He said, “Today is a great day for me. This a fantastic football club to come to and we have a big opportunity to try and earn promotion. 

“Next season, my aim is to take us beyond this division and into Sky Bet League One. That is the pressure I put on myself, wherever I go, and I try to handle that pressure as well as I can.

“We have passionate supporters. The Bradford City fanbase is fantastic and was a big pull for me to come here. They want their manager to share the same passion, which is what I am here to do. 

“We want to be a team that plays on the front foot and excites people when they come here. Hopefully, next season, we can get the supporters back to Valley Parade and have the place bouncing.

“Throughout my managerial career, it has always important to win, gain promotions and find yourselves in a higher position than you were the previous season.

“We all know Bradford City finished in the bottom half of the table last year. Now, we will aim to be in the promotion picture. That is what I am here to do.”


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