Parkinson says no to Blackpool

BY foxsports • January 12, 2013

Manchester City striker John Guidetti is looking to join an English club on loan, according to the player's Italian agent.

Guidetti has yet to play for City this season after being sidelined by injury, but was rewarded with a new three-year contract in October.

He impressed on loan at Feyenoord last season and his Italian representative Roberto De Fanti says Guidetti subsequently rejected a loan move to Siena last summer.

A January switch to Serie A has also been ruled out by De Fanti as Guidetti hopes to head out on loan this month in order to play first-team football.

"In the summer, the deal for Guidetti's transfer on loan to Siena was already done, then he talked with David Platt and decided to remain at City," De Fanti told Radio Blu.

"Now he is back after injury and he's looking for a team, but I think his most likely destination will be in England.

"A move to Italy could be possible for next season."

Blackpool are looking for their third manager this season after Michael Appleton left the club on Friday to join Championship rivals Blackburn Rovers on a two-and-a-half year contract.

Appleton had only been in charge at Bloomfield Road since early November after he left Portsmouth to replace Ian Holloway, who was appointed Crystal Palace boss.

Bradford manager Parkinson had emerged as an early contender to succeed Appleton, but Sky Sports sources understand he does not want to discuss the position.

Parkinson has led Bradford to the brink of the Capital One Cup final after the League Two club enjoyed a stunning run through the competition.

After knocking out Wigan Athletic and Arsenal on penalties in previous rounds, the Bantams beat Aston Villa 3-1 at home in the first leg of the semi-final on Tuesday night.

And it appears that Parkinson has no plans to walk away from Valley Parade, with Bradford also pushing for promotion to League One this season in addition to a trip to Wembley.


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