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Joe Parkinson was appointed Assistant Manager on 1st December 2017.

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.