Steve Bruce plans to contact Phil Parkinson at Sunderland

Steve Bruce plans to wish Phil Parkinson good luck at Sunderland.
Phil Parkinson.Phil Parkinson.
Phil Parkinson.

Parkinson was this week appointed as successor to Jack Ross at the Stadium of Light.

And Newcastle United manager Bruce – who spent two years at Sunderland earlier in his managerial career – plans to contact Parkinson.

Asked if he had wished Parkinson good luck at the League One club, Bruce said: “Not just yet.

“But I will do the next couple of weeks. I don’t really know him.”