At last it's official - Stuart McCall's number two for next season will be Wayne Jacobs.

Joint-chairman Julian Rhodes revealed that a compensation deal had finally been struck with Halifax Town yesterday.

City paid a five-figure sum, believed to be in the region of £15,000, to secure the services of Jacobs, who was under contract with the Shaymen as assistant to Chris Wilder.

It is the first time the Bantams have paid a fee for an employee since they shelled out £100,000 to Dunfermline for Andy Tod in 2001.

Jacobs, who played 303 times for City as left back, will officially start his post from Sunday.

It has been widely speculated that the 38-year-old - who played an integral part in City's rise to the Premiership alongside McCall - would be installed as the new City assistant.

But is has taken longer than anticipated to finalise the agreement.

Former City player Peter Atherton has been touted as Jacobs' successor.

Rhodes confirmed that City assistant Bobby Davison has left the club.