FORMER Bantams boss Phil Parkinson has resigned as manager of Bolton.

Parkinson, who has been at the helm for just over three years after leaving Valley Parade in the summer of 2016, and his assistant Steve Parkin have quit the club amid chaos off the pitch at the League One club.

A spokesperson for Bolton told the Press Association: "The club has received the notices of resignation from manager Phil Parkinson and assistant manager Steve Parkin and the matter is being considered."

Wanderers are awaiting the completion of a takeover by Football Ventures which had been blocked by a court order issued by Laurence Bassini, who had tried to buy the club earlier this year.

And as the issue rumbles on, Wanderers have been hit on the pitch as, starting the season on minus 12 points, they have been forced to field a team full of youngsters in their first few games.

After they were beaten 5-0 at Tranmere on Saturday, Wanderers postponed their game with Doncaster on Tuesday night as they thought playing the youth team again "would be detrimental to both their welfare and development".

Parkinson, 51, was in charge of 156 matches and led the team to League One promotion in 2018, having spent the entire season under a transfer embargo.

He kept the club in the Championship for two years, but was in a constant battle with off-field drama at the club.

Before joining Wanderers, he oversaw a big revival in the Bantams' fortunes - taking them to a historic League Cup final in 2013 before leading them to Wembley again in the same season as City earned promotion from League Two