This morning, York City have announced that Gary Mills has become their new manager, effective of immediately. The appointment ends weeks of uncertainty for the Minstermen, with constant questions being asked of Jackie McNamara leadership of the club.
The former Notthingham Forest midfielder starts his second spell in charge of the club, having previously managed them between 2010-2013. During that time he was incredibly successful, winning a double in 2012 with the FA Trophy and Conference Play-Off final. Under his stewardship, Mills took the club back into the Football League after an eight year absence.
The the now former manager, McNamara will stay involved in the club under a different capacity, as he has been installed as the new Chief Executive. As reported by this site a few days ago, there are rumours that he has been funding the club. If this is correct, ensuring his financial support was maintain was vital for the future of City. He will now start work on overhauling all aspects of the club, preparing them for the move to their new Community Stadium in 2018.
Mills steps back into management just days after being sacked by Wrexham, for failing to progress the club towards their aim of League Football. His task of turning York around starts straight away, as he takes charge of his first training session this afternoon in preparation for the FA Cup reply against Curzon Ashton on Monday evening.
York City have ambitions of returning to League Two, but currently find themselves 19th in the National League and only 3 points off the relegation places. The Bootham Crescent faithful will be looking to Mills to recreate his previous success at the club, to save them from successive relegation.