Phil Parkinson | WAFC Manager | Welcome to Wrexham
Phil Parkinson took over as manager of Wrexham AFC on July 1, 2021. A hugely experienced former player and manager, Parkinson made more than 500 appearances in his professional career – the majority of which were with Reading – before embarking on his managerial career with Colchester United in 2003.
Parkinson, 54, has won promotions with Colchester United, Bradford City and Bolton Wanderers, while he also made history with the latter when he led them to the EFL Cup Final at Wembley, making him the only manager to take a fourth-tier Club to a major Wembley final. He has also managed Hull City, Charlton Athletic and Sunderland in a managerial career covering more than 800 games before he arrived at the Racecourse Ground.
With a backroom team consisting of his long-serving assistant manager, Steve Parkin and goalkeeping coach, Lee Butler, Parkinson passed the 50-game milestone in charge of Wrexham with the best win record of any previous manager of the North Wales club. He was named “Manager of the Month” in March 2022 and is only the third manager to lead Wrexham to a Wembley cup final.