Rhodes Returns To Valley Parade

“It is a privilege to be back here and I will do all I can to help turn things around."

Bradford City have announced the return of former chairman Julian Rhodes, who has taken up a consultancy position with the club.

Rhodes will be working alongside joint owners Stefan Rupp and Edin Rahic.

He served as chairman for more than 12 years - after helping rescue it from administration back in 2004.

Rhodes said: “It is a privilege to be back here and I will do all I can to help turn things around.

“The season hasn’t started how any of us would have hoped but everyone is committed to ensuring it ends on a much more positive note.

“We have to look forward. This club has been in worse positions in the past and we have overcome them.”

In a joint statement, Rupp and Rahic added: “We are privileged to be welcoming Julian back to the club and he has our full support.

“Following a period of reflection, we felt the time was right to seek assistance of a true Bradford City man who knows the club inside out and can offer day-to-day guidance.

“His expertise will be paramount in helping us turn things around. He will be working closely with me and Stefan while building a strong relationship with David Hopkin.”

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