MARK Trueman and Connor Sellars have been appointed as City joint bosses on a permanent basis.

The duo, who have been in charge of the Bantams since Stuart McCall was sacked in December, have agreed deals until the end of next season.

Trueman and Sellars have masterminded an amazing turn in fortunes for the Bantams, who have picked up 24 points in the 11 games they have been in charge.

Bradford-born Trueman, 33, said: “Myself and Conor are obviously delighted, first and foremost, to have been given this opportunity.

“The players have taken to us really well. We have been pleased by how everyone is gelling and are looking forward to keeping that going.

“We are desperate to be successful and, now we have been given the chance to manage this club on a permanent basis, will do everything in our power to ensure that is the case.“This is something we have both been working very hard towards and now we can hopefully keep pushing and building on what we have already done, since taking charge initially.”

Sellars, who is four years younger, added: “Mark and I have worked incredibly hard so far and have been given a brilliant opportunity by the club, which we are very excited about.

“When we first came in, we were confident in our ability to express our coaching methods.

“Thankfully, the job we have done so far has been deemed good enough to warrant the permanent appointment.

“Every day, we just want to improve. It has been a brilliant couple of months so far and we are looking forward to taking this club in the right direction as much as we can.

“We are trying to put a blueprint in place which everyone can be proud of.”

City chief executive Ryan Sparks felt the former academy pair had “thoroughly deserved” their promotion.

“Life is about opportunities, and I think it goes without saying that Mark and Conor took theirs with both hands,” he said.

“They have worked extremely hard over the past couple of months and placed themselves in pole position for the job.

“I am sure our supporters will join me in congratulating them on their terrific work, so far, but they know more than anyone that the real challenges come now, as the next chapter begins.

“We are fully confident they can continue to take us forward on the field, and they are living and breathing the culture we are working to create.

“They understand that mediocrity is something we will never again accept, and that every day we simply strive to move forward and achieve our goals.

“When placing them in interim charge, I challenged Mark and Conor to keep our football club in the EFL.

“They are closing in on achieving that target, which certainly presented a substantial task.

“Our aim is to get safe and then finish this season with as much momentum as possible, heading into the 2021/22 campaign.

“We already have in place the basis of an exciting squad ahead of next season, and I am sure both Mark and Conor are looking forward to building on it during the months ahead.

“They are ‘two of our own’ and, along with everyone else, have the club’s best interests at heart.”

Scott Dyer has also been promoted from the club’s academy ranks on a permanent basis to link up with Robbie Bloodworth in the first-team performance analysis department.