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Start Date: 11/12/12

Sunday, 3 March 2013

Gary Mills sacked by York City

York City have sacked manager Gary Mills after Saturday's 2-0 home defeat to League Cup finalists Bradford City. The news comes with the Minstermen sat in 18th place and just four points off the relegation zone. York have now failed to pick up a win in any of their last eleven games.

The 51-year-old Mills, led York to victory in last season's Conference Premier play-off final and into the Football League for the first time since 2004. However, the York City board of directors have now taken action in order to secure the Minstermen's league status for next season.

A statement from the club read: "It is with regret that the York City board of directors has terminated the contract of manager Gary Mills with immediate effect."

The statement then continued: "The recent playing form, which has resulted in the team achieving only six points out of a possible 33, has led the board to this extremely difficult decision. The absolute priority is to safeguard the club's Football League status and an improvement in results is essential due to our current league position."

The club are now looking to appoint a new manager within the next week.

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