Double Wembley winner Gary Mills sacked by York City

2 Mar 2013 @ 7.32 pm
| Sport

Gary Mills salutes the York City fans at the end of an amazing season last April
After leading York City to two triumphant Wembley appearances ten months ago, Gary Mills was today sacked by the club following a disastrous run of results.

The 2-0 home defeat by Bradford City led to the board of directors terminating Mills’ contract with immediate effect. The board issued a statement on the club website announcing it had taken this “extremely difficult decision” due to a run of form which saw City gain only six points out of a possible 33.

“The York City Board of Directors’ absolute priority is to safeguard the Club’s Football League status and an improvement in results is essential due to our current league position,” the statement said.

“We would like to thank Gary Mills for his great contribution to York City Football Club and for managing last season’s promotion team. We wish Gary the very best for his future career.”

The club hope to make an announcement regarding the club’s new manager within the next week.

Happier times… Gary Mills with the FA Trophy and play-off winning trophy
Happier times… Gary Mills with the FA Trophy and play-off winning trophy

Gary Mills was hailed a hero after guiding York City to FA Trophy victory at Wembley, followed a week later by play-off victory against Luton Town at the national stadium. That finally ended eight-years of non-league football at Bootham Crescent. The prospect of an immediate return to the Conference led to his dismissal.

A dismal run of 11 games without a win has left City only four points above the drop zone. Five of the six teams below them have a game in hand on City.

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