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  • Nickname:The Bantams
  • Founded:1903
  • Manager:Phil Parkinson
  • Ground:Valley Parade
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McCall quits ailing Bantams

08 Feb 2010 - 10:54:55

Bradford City manager Stuart McCall has resigned in the wake of Saturday's 1-0 home defeat to Bury which left the Bantams 16th in the League Two table.

Less than a decade ago City were in the Premier League since when their fall from grace has been spectacular and McCall, who was appointed manager at Valley Parade in May 2007, was unable to stop their slide.

"It's been fantastic in one way but ultra-hard in another because you're carrying the hopes of everyone. You should see some of the letters I've had, said McCall.

"Without being big-headed, I'm fortunate that I've never failed before in my career.

"I've always been successful as a player and, when I went to Sheffield United as reserve manager, we won the league first year. Then everything snow-balled and the club got promoted to the Premiership when I was assistant to Neil Warnock.

"But the place where I really wanted to do well was here and it hasn't happened for me.

"The pressure I've put on myself because I want to succeed here has been immense at times. I loved being manager of this club but it's a results-based business and the results have not been good enough.

"I still believed that all things being equal this season we could have got in the play-offs."

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