York City are delighted that Minsterman legend Andy McMillan has agreed to return to Bootham Crescent as Academy Manager.
Andy, who is number two in the all-time appearance list for York City having made 492 appearances, will be remembered by Bootham Crescent regulars as a tough tackling right-back. He will be in charge of the Academy which identifies, nurtures and develops the very best young footballers from across York and the region.
Andy, originally from South Africa, lives locally but has been Head of Academy Coaching at Notts County. This appointment brings him back home in more than one sense of the phrase.
With significant investment at the club’s Wigginton Road training ground already under way improving the facilities for the Academy and First Team with new changing rooms, classrooms and a viewing lounge ready to be installed in the next few weeks, this appointment is further evidence of the commitments being made by the Board at the club.
Andy McMillan said: "It is great to have the opportunity to come back to Bootham Crescent and take up the reigns of the Academy. I am excited at the prospect and really look forward to working with the young players and everyone at the club. There is much to be done, but I can’t wait to get started".
Commenting on the appointment, Chairman Jason McGill said: "We are very pleased to welcome Andy back into the club. He has a terrific reputation for finding and developing young footballers and we are excited at the prospect of working with him to the benefit of the club, but also for the benefit of the community by giving youngsters the best opportunity to grow into professional players".
General Manager John McGhee said, "We had some terrific applications for this role including some from candidates attached to Premier League clubs, but when we received that from Andy, we knew we had found the ideal candidate. He is York City through and through and he will fit in so well with the team here and with what is planned for the future. He will provide a fresh vision for the Academy, but knows what York City is all about already".
Andy starts his role on 2nd June 2014 following the departure of former Academy Manager Tony Mee.