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In Profile: Joe Parkinson

11 November 2019

Club News

In Profile: Joe Parkinson

11 November 2019

Joe Parkinson has been appointed as the new Assistant

Manager at Pools, coming in to work alongside new boss Dave Challinor at

Victoria Park.

The former Everton midfielder previously worked with

Challinor at AFC Fylde but, more recently, had been working on the First Team

staff at League One outfit Shrewsbury Town.

Born in Salford, Parkinson began his playing career with

Wigan Athletic where he turned professional in 1989 and went on to play well

over 100 senior games.

In 1993 he made a move to Bournemouth but his combative

style soon caught the eye of Everton and they paid £250,000 to take him to

Goodison Park at the end of that year.

Parkinson went on to become a fans' favourite with The

Toffees, scoring four goals in 107 appearances and also winning the FA Cup

following their win over Manchester United in 1995.

Unfortunately, a knee injury cut short his time at Everton

and he was forced to retire at just 28 but the Merseyside outfit recognised his

contribution to the club with a testimonial against Manchester City in 2000.

After a spell outside of the game, Parkinson returned to

Wigan to take up a coaching role with the Youth Team before progressing through

to work with the First Team.

His next post was as assistant to Chris Lucketti at Bury

before he took up an opportunity to work with Challinor at AFC Fylde last


Parkinson joined Shrewsbury as First Team Development Coach

during the summer but felt he couldn't turn down the opportunity to link-up

with Challinor following his appointment as boss at The Vic.

Playing Career
Wigan Athletic                  1989-1993
Bournemouth                   1993
Everton 1993-1999

Coaching Career
Wigan Athletic                  2012-2016
Bury                                    2017-2018
AFC Fylde                           2018-2019
Shrewsbury Town           2019

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