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Chris Lucketti confirms Joe Parkinson as his Assistant Manager

1 December 2017

Bury Football Club is delighted to announce that Joe Parkinson has been appointed as Chris Lucketti’s new Assistant Manager.

Joe Parkinson is a former Premier League midfielder, having signed with Everton at the end of December 1993.

He started his career with Wigan Athletic, making 147 appearances in all competitions and scoring 6 goals. In 1993, he moved to Bournemouth playing 39 matches, scoring a solitary goal.  Later that same year, he moved back North to join a then managerless Everton for a fee of £250,000, that rose to £750,000 with add-ons. 

He was a prominent member of the ‘Dogs of War’ Everton side under Joe Royle, and was a key part in the side that beat Manchester United in the 1995 F.A. Cup Final. In total Parkinson made 105 appearances for the Toffees, scoring 4 goals.

In November 1999, at the age of just 28, he was forced to retire after a recurring knee injury.

Such was his contribution to Everton, he was given a testimonial against Manchester City in 2000.

Joe returned to the Latics in October 2012, taking up a role on the coaching staff at the Academy. He went on to become a part of Gary Caldwell’s backroom staff that achieved promotion to the Championship. He had stayed on at the club along with Graham Barrow and Peter Atherton after Caldwell’s departure to bridge the gap between the old and new regimes. His time with the Latics came to an end in November 2016.  

Speaking to the Club’s Media Team, Chris Lucketti said: “I am delighted to have Joe on board! He’s a great character to be around, and I know that the lads will thoroughly enjoy working with him. Joe has a great knowledge of the game and he’s a fantastic coach.”  

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