Joe Parkinson

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Where is Joe Parkinson now?

A huge fan’s favourite at Everton and one of Joe Royle’s ‘Dogs of War’ team of the mid nineties, Joe Parkinson was forced to retire from playing at the age of 28 after failing to overcome a knee injury.

Despite barely playing two full seasons with Everton, Parkinson was held in such high regard that the club granted him a testimonial in 2000.

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Upon retiring from playing, Parkinson worked at Chester Zoo on a voluntary basis before a brief stint back at Everton as a fans liaison officer.

Bored of sitting at home, Parkinson decided to get a ‘normal’ job and ended up working as a forklift driver for a packaging firm in Liverpool.

In 2012, Joe Parkinson was back in football when he was appointed as a coach at former club Wigan Athletic’s academy.

After a time spent working with Wigan’s under 18’s team and also the development squad (with Peter Atherton), Parkinson is now working as the club’s first team coach.

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Joe Parkinson: Premier League Statistics

Goals Scored3
Yellow Cards19
Red Cards0
Premier League Teams Played forEverton

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