York City fans are on the edge of their seats today as rumours grew that the club has been sold to new owners.
An announcement about the future of the club is set to take place later today (Tuesday) – the media have been called to the LNER Community Stadium at 5pm.
Jason McGill has run the club since the York City Supporters’ Trust accepted his takeover offer in 2006.
And he has been chairman for 14 years. Now though it looks like his era is coming to an end.
Rumours about the future of the club have been swirling around all week.
On Sunday, a Twitter account, @NewEraAtYork said: “The Supporters Trust have bought the club off McGill for £350-375,000.
“A local businessman has then bought the club off the ST. Announcement will be made in the next few days but as of now, Jason doesn’t own York City FC anymore.”
The trust replied: “This is neither factually correct or helpful.”
But last night BBC football commentator and lifelong City fan Guy Mowbray sparked a frenzy among City fans by tweeting:
McGill has been in charge during a turbulent era for York City, with the team plunging out of the league, the end of the Bootham Crescent era, and the building of the LNER Community Stadium.
For many years, the supporters’ trust was at odds with the chairman, with an overwhelming vote of no confidence in September 2021.
But relations were restored in April, when the trust said that they were looking to a ‘brighter future’ after coming to an agreement with the club board.
After Bootham Crescent was sold to Persimmon, the club issued a statement saying it had “put in place a streamlined procedure which could be utilised should any third-party who is interested in moving the club forward table a suitable offer”.