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Club statement: Gary Mills

30th September 2017

YORK City Football Club has tonight terminated the contracts of first team manager Gary Mills and assistant-manager Darren Caskey with immediate effect.
The decision is based on the club’s performances and results both last season in the National League and this season in National League North.
Chairman and owner Jason McGill said: “It is never an easy decision to sack a manager but the club needs to take this action based on the evidence of performances and results over the course of the last 12 months.
“Having kept faith with Gary Mills in the wake of relegation last season, we are now 12 games into the new campaign and the current league position is unacceptable.
“Despite relegation, we have maintained our status as a full-time club. Since his appointment last October, the manager has received our full backing in his plans to overhaul the squad with one of the biggest spending budgets in this division.
"Unfortunately, the board does not feel that the aim of winning promotion this season is going to be achieved without this change," McGill added.
Mills, who previously managed the club between 2010-2013, was re-appointed as manager in October 2016. The club has won 13 out of 43 league games since his return to Bootham Crescent and lost at South Shields today in the third qualifying round of the FA Cup.
City are currently seventh in the National League North table - eleven points adrift of the only automatic promotion place.
The club is now in the process of finalising a new management structure and more details will be released in due course.
There will be no further comment from the club at this stage.

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