York sack manager Askey

National League 

York City have sacked John Askey. Photo by Matthew Appleby.

York City have surprised many by sacking promotion-winning manager John Askey.

Askey took York from no man’s land to the National North play-off final – which they won – last season after taking charge in November.

York are currently sat in mid-table in the National League,

A City statement read: “Following a number of discussions between the board and John Askey in recent weeks, York City Football Club has today decided to part company by ending his contract of employment.

“Given John’s popularity and his incredible success last season, we understand that many fans may be upset and confused by this decision.

“However, after taking numerous factors into consideration the board are confident that it is in the best interests of the football club.

“Recruitment of a new manager will commence immediately, and we aim to make an appointment by the end of the month.

“An interim manager will be appointed from within the club’s existing staff, with a further announcement due shortly.

“We are eternally grateful to John for his efforts to help us gain promotion last season and wish him the very best of luck in his future career.”

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