Bradford manager takes on tough gig

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Bradford manager Peter Jackson believes he has taken on "one of the hardest jobs in English football" after being installed on a permanent basis at Valley Parade.

The 50-year-old former Huddersfield and Lincoln boss, who signed a one-year contract on Wednesday after replacing Peter Taylor on a temporary basis in late February, must steer his hometown club away from the lower reaches of the Football League on a reduced playing budget.


Jackson said: "I'm honoured to be manager of this club and delighted I can go away and enjoy my holiday knowing this and other issues have been resolved."

He added: "But however proud I am, this is a massive challenge. It's one of the hardest jobs in English football when you consider where it is at the moment.

"It's been in decline since its Premier League days and is currently in its lowest league position since 1965.

"We will rise again but this will be a really difficult task. The rebuilding will have to be done very, very carefully because we'll be working with the lowest budget this club has had in years."

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