Nigel Worthington

13 Oct 2014

WORTHINGTON AND YORK PART

Nigel Worthington and York City have today parted company.

A statement from Nigel on the club website read:

"After Saturday's result and in the best interests of York City, I have made the difficult decision to leave the club with immediate effect.

"I feel the timing of my departure will give the players ample number of games to gain the points needed to ensure York City finishes in a good position in League Two by the end of the season.

"In recent weeks, performances have not been up to my high standards and I take full responsibility for this as manager.

"I would like to thank the Board and the McGill family for their tremendous support during my time at the club. We have had a great working relationship and they have given me all the assistance I have needed. The supporters and the players should be very grateful to them for their loyalty, commitment and hard work in trying to take this football club forward.

"I have enjoyed a wonderful time at York City over the past 18 months. The fans have been fantastic throughout and I have appreciated all their support. The experience would not have been the same without the friendship of all the staff at the club. In particular, I would like to thank my assistant, Steve Torpey, for his loyalty and dedication to me and York City Football Club.

"It has been an absolute pleasure and honour to have been manager of York City and I very much wish the club every success for the future."