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Martin Gray

Martin Gray

Martin Gray was appointed manager of York City on 1st October 2017.

Born in Stockton-on-Tees, Gray had a distinguished playing career as a tough-tackling midfielder for the likes of Sunderland (1990-1996), Oxford United (1996-1999) and Darlington (1999-2001). He originally signed as a trainee to Sunderland and stayed with them until 1996 when he made a £100,000 transfer to Oxford United. In 2001, Darlington agreed to end his contract so that he could retire from his playing career in order to focus on coaching with the club.

His first crack at management came at Darlington when he was appointed joint caretaker manager alongside Neil Maddison after the dismissal of David Hodgson. Martin then became assistant manager at Darlington to current York City Sporting Director, Dave Penney in 2006.

After Darlington entered administration in 2009, Martin was released from the club and re-joined Dave Penney as his assistant at Oldham Athletic.

But Darlington came calling again after demotion to the Northern League in 2012, and Martin re-joined Darlington as manager on 28th May 2012.

In his five years at Darlington, Martin guided the team to three promotions in five years, leading them up from the Northern League into National League North.

Sean Gregan


Sean Gregan

After initially joining the club as a part-time coach midway through the 2017-18 season, Sean Gregan accepted a full-time position as assistant-manager in summer 2018.

Gregan, now 44, played for West Bromwich Albion in the Premier League in 2002/03 and was also captain when the Baggies won promotion back to the top-flight in 2003/04.

A centreback, he started his playing career at Darlington and also served Preston North End, Leeds United, and Oldham Athletic before moving into coaching at Darlington six years ago.


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