Unfortunately, I couldn’t offer Jack Parkinson the coaching role he wanted as I will be bringing me own team in, says Welling United boss Steve King

Saturday 26th May 2018

WELLING UNITED’S newly-appointed manager Steve King has revealed player-coach Jack Parkinson has left Park View Road.


Fans’ favourite Parkinson came back to the club in 2017 as part of Jamie Coyle’s management team after playing spells with Maidstone United, Dover Athletic, Woking and Maidenhead United and helped Coyle guide The Wings to a top ten finish in the Vanarama National League South last season.

Parkinson, 28, who can play in the centre of defence or in the middle of the park, made over 30 appearances for the club, scoring four goals last season.

Former Whitehawk manager King told www.wellingunited.com, that he will be bringing in his own management team with him and Parkinson has decided to leave the club.

“Unfortunately, I couldn’t offer Jack the coaching role he wanted as I will be bringing me own team in,” said King.

“I would have loved to kept Jack at the club in a playing capacity as he is a top player but we completely understand his decision and wish him well for the future and thank him for all he has done for Welling.”

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