List of York City F.C. managers

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Gary Mills, whose tenure as York City manager spanned 2010 to 2013

York City Football Club is an English association football club based in York, North Yorkshire. They appointed Jock Collier as their first official manager in July 1928. Collier initially joined the club as player-manager, but was forced to retire from playing due to a broken ankle. He left the club in May 1930 and managerial duties were carried out by club secretary George Sherrington. Collier, however, was re-appointed as manager in 1933, helping the club establish themselves in the Football League.[1] Charlie Spencer died during his period as manager and Jimmy McCormick was appointed as his successor.[2] However, following his resignation, the club went through a period of 18 months without an official manager, with trainer Tom Lockie and secretary George Sherrington looking after first-team affairs.[3] However, this period was York's most successful from a playing perspective,[3] during which the team reached the semi-final of the FA Cup in the 1954–55 season.[4]

The club had failed to win any honours until the 1983–84 season, when, under the management of Denis Smith, the club won the Football League Fourth Division with a record 101 points.[4][5] York won the Football League Third Division play-offs in the 1992–93 season and in the following season were beaten in the play-off semi-final of the Football League Second Division.[4] John Ward managed York for the majority of the 1992–93 season, but Alan Little took over in March 1993 and managed the team in their play-off semi-final appearance the following season.[6]

The 2004–05 season was York's first in the Conference National, during which the club had three different managers. Colin Walker was appointed as manager in December 2007 after initially taking over on a caretaker basis in November when Billy McEwan was dismissed.[7][8] He was himself sacked a year later in November 2008, with youth-team coach Neil Redfearn taking over as caretaker manager.[9] He was succeeded by former Port Vale manager Martin Foyle,[10] who led the team to the 2009 FA Trophy Final and the 2010 Conference Premier play-off Final.[11][12] Foyle resigned in September 2010 with York 15th in the table 10 games into the 2010–11 season and assistant manager Andy Porter took over as caretaker manager.[13] After four games in charge Porter left the club and youth team coach Steve Torpey took over as player-caretaker manager.[14][15][16] Tamworth manager Gary Mills, the current incumbent, was eventually appointed.[17] In his first full season in charge Mills led York to Wembley victories in the 2012 FA Trophy Final and the 2012 Conference Premier play-off Final, thus earning promotion to League Two, with the club's eight-year Football League exile coming to a close.[18] Mills was sacked on 2 March 2013 with the team sitting four points above the relegation zone following an 11-match run without a win;[19] former Northern Ireland manager Nigel Worthington was swiftly appointed as his successor.[20]

Managers[edit]

All first team matches are counted, except the abandoned 1939–40 Football League season and wartime matches. Statistics are correct as of match played 16 May 2014.

Name Nationality From To Matches Won Drawn Lost Win % Honours Ref
None August 1922 July 1928 215 76 60 79 35.3 - [21]
Collier, JockJock Collier  Scotland July 1928 May 1930 105 44 33 28 41.9 - [22][23]
Sherrington, GeorgeGeorge Sherrington  England May 1930 May 1933 130 50 21 59 38.5 - [24]
Collier, JockJock Collier  Scotland May 1933 March 1937 168 58 38 72 34.5 - [22]
Mitchell, TomTom Mitchell  England March 1937 February 1950 277 95 64 118 34.3 - [25]
Duckworth, DickDick Duckworth  England March 1950 October 1952 126 40 42 44 31.7 - [26]
Spencer, CharlieCharlie Spencer  England November 1952 9 February 1953 13 5 3 5 38.5 - [27][28]
None 9 February 1953 June 1953 16 7 4 5 62.5 - [29]
McCormick, JimmyJimmy McCormick  England June 1953 8 September 1954 51 14 13 24 27.5 - [30][31]
None 8 September 1954 12 March 1956 86 44 18 24 51.2 FA Cup semi-finalists 1954–55 [32]
Bartram, SamSam Bartram  England 12 March 1956 July 1960 211 85 56 70 40.3 Football League Fourth Division promotion 1958–59 [33][34]
Lockie, TomTom Lockie  Scotland July 1960 16 October 1967 367 132 81 154 36.0 League Cup quarter-finalists 1961–62
Football League Fourth Division promotion 1964–65
[35][36]
None 16 October 1967 6 November 1967 4 2 1 1 50.0 - [36]
Shaw, JoeJoe Shaw  England 6 November 1967 16 August 1968 31 9 9 13 29.0 - [37][38][39]
None 16 August 1968 31 October 1968 15 3 6 6 20.0 - [39]
Johnston, TomTom Johnston  Scotland 31 October 1968 11 January 1975 295 106 84 105 35.9 Football League Fourth Division promotion 1970–71
Football League Third Division promotion 1973–74
[40][41]
Baker, CliveClive Baker (caretaker)  England 11 January 1975 15 February 1975 4 2 1 1 50.0 - [42][43]
McGuinness, WilfWilf McGuinness  England 15 February 1975 20 October 1977 120 27 30 63 22.5 - [44][45]
None 20 October 1977 22 November 1977 5 2 1 2 40.0 - [46]
Wright, CharlieCharlie Wright  Hong Kong 22 November 1977 18 March 1980 114 36 28 50 31.6 - [45][47]
Lyons, BarryBarry Lyons  England 18 March 1980 8 December 1981 72 21 14 37 29.2 - [48][49]
Randall, KevinKevin Randall (caretaker)  England 8 December 1981 3 March 1982 12 1 4 7 8.3 - [49][50]
Swallow, BarryBarry Swallow (caretaker)  England 3 March 1982 12 May 1982 19 8 2 9 42.1 - [51]
Smith, DenisDenis Smith  England 12 May 1982 9 June 1987 258 120 59 79 46.5 Football League Fourth Division champions 1983–84 [49][52]
Saxton, BobbyBobby Saxton  England 9 June 1987 17 September 1988 62 11 15 36 17.7 - [53][54]
Swallow, BarryBarry Swallow (caretaker)  England 17 September 1988 10 October 1988 5 3 0 2 60.0 - [54]
Bird, JohnJohn Bird  England 10 October 1988 23 October 1991 155 46 48 61 29.7 - [54][55]
Ward, JohnJohn Ward  England 23 October 1991 March 1993 70 22 24 24 31.4 - [56]
Little, AlanAlan Little  England March 1993 15 March 1999 318 108 88 122 34.0 Football League Third Division play-off winners 1992–93
Football League Second Division play-off semi-finalists 1993–94
[57][58]
Thompson, NeilNeil Thompson  England 15 March 1999 10 February 2000 45 11 11 23 24.4 - [59][60]
Dolan, TerryTerry Dolan  England 10 February 2000 31 May 2003 173 56 50 67 32.4 - [61]
Brass, ChrisChris Brass  England 4 June 2003 8 November 2004 67 14 18 35 20.9 - [62]
Busby, VivViv Busby (caretaker)  England 8 November 2004 10 February 2005 14 4 2 8 28.6 - [63][64]
McEwan, BillyBilly McEwan  Scotland 10 February 2005 19 November 2007 131 52 31 48 39.7 Conference National play-off semi-finalists 2006–07 [65][66]
Walker, ColinColin Walker  New Zealand 19 November 2007 21 November 2008 58 22 20 16 37.9 - [67]
Redfearn, NeilNeil Redfearn (caretaker)  England 21 November 2008 24 November 2008 1 0 1 0 0.0 - [9][68]
Foyle, MartinMartin Foyle  England 24 November 2008 24 September 2010 102 44 30 28 43.1 FA Trophy runners-up 2008–09
Conference Premier play-off runners-up 2009–10
[10][69]
Porter, AndyAndy Porter (caretaker)  England 24 September 2010 6 October 2010 4 1 1 2 25.0 - [13][14]
Torpey, SteveSteve Torpey (caretaker)  England 8 October 2010 13 October 2010 1 0 0 1 0.0 - [15][16][17]
Mills, GaryGary Mills  England 13 October 2010 2 March 2013 136 58 45 33 42.7 FA Trophy winners 2011–12
Conference Premier play-off winners 2011–12
[70]
Worthington, NigelNigel Worthington  Northern Ireland 4 March 2013 Present 62 22 22 18 35.5 [71]

References[edit]

General

  • Batters, Dave (1990). York City: A Complete Record 1922–1990. The Breedon Books Publishing Company Limited. ISBN 0-907969-69-0. 
  • Batters, David (2008). York City The Complete Record. The Breedon Books Publishing Company Limited. ISBN 978-1-85983-633-0. 
  • "Club Honours". York City F.C. Retrieved 2012-05-23. 

Specific

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  2. ^ Batters. York City: A Complete Record 1922–1990. p. 126. 
  3. ^ a b Batters. York City: A Complete Record 1922–1990. p. 127. 
  4. ^ a b c "Brief History". Red and Blue NET. Retrieved 2007-09-14. 
  5. ^ Batters. York City: A Complete Record 1922–1990. p. 133. 
  6. ^ "Manager History for York City". Soccerbase. Retrieved 2007-09-14. 
  7. ^ "Walker handed York manager's job". BBC Sport. 2007-12-27. Retrieved 2007-12-27. 
  8. ^ "York City dismiss manager McEwan". BBC Sport. 2007-11-19. Retrieved 2007-11-19. 
  9. ^ a b "Manager Walker leaves York City". BBC Sport. 2008-11-21. Retrieved 2008-11-21. 
  10. ^ a b "Foyle confirmed as new York boss". BBC Sport. 2008-11-24. Retrieved 2008-11-24. 
  11. ^ "Stevenage Borough 2-0 York City". BBC Sport. 2009-05-09. Retrieved 2009-05-10. 
  12. ^ Marshall, Steve (2010-05-16). "Oxford United 3-1 York City". BBC Sport. Retrieved 2010-05-17. 
  13. ^ a b "Martin Foyle resigns as York City manager". BBC Sport. 2010-09-24. Retrieved 2010-09-24. 
  14. ^ a b "Caretaker manager Andy Porter leaves York City". BBC Sport. 2010-10-06. Retrieved 2010-10-06. 
  15. ^ a b "Search for new York City manager continues". BBC Sport. 2010-10-08. Retrieved 2010-10-08. 
  16. ^ a b Flett, Dave (2010-10-09). "York City manager role is strictly temporary for Steve Torpey". The Press. Retrieved 2010-10-09. 
  17. ^ a b "York City appoint Tamworth's Gary Mills as new manager". BBC Sport. 2010-10-13. Retrieved 2012-05-23. 
  18. ^ "Luton 1–2 York". BBC Sport. 2012-05-20. Retrieved 2012-05-23. 
  19. ^ "Gary Mills: York City sack manager after loss to Bradford". BBC Sport. 2 March 2013. Retrieved 2 March 2013. 
  20. ^ "Nigel Worthington named York City manager". BBC Sport. 4 March 2013. Retrieved 4 March 2013. 
  21. ^ Batters. York City The Complete Record. pp. 238–248. 
  22. ^ a b "John Collier's managerial career". Soccerbase. Retrieved 2007-09-14. 
  23. ^ Batters. York City The Complete Record. pp. 250–252. 
  24. ^ "George Sherrington's managerial career". Soccerbase. Retrieved 2007-09-14. 
  25. ^ "Tom Mitchell's managerial career". Soccerbase. Retrieved 2007-09-14. 
  26. ^ "Dick Duckworth's managerial career". Soccerbase. Retrieved 2007-09-14. 
  27. ^ "Charlie Spencer's managerial career". Soccerbase. Retrieved 2007-09-14. 
  28. ^ "Every International Latics Player". yeoldetreeandcrown.ismysite.co.uk. Archived from the original on 2008-10-09. Retrieved 2008-09-13. 
  29. ^ Batters. York City The Complete Record. p. 298. 
  30. ^ "Jimmy McCormick's managerial career". Soccerbase. Retrieved 2007-09-14. 
  31. ^ Batters. York City: A Complete Record 1922–1990. p. 334. 
  32. ^ Batters. York City: A Complete Record 1922–1990. pp. 302–304. 
  33. ^ "Sam Bartram's managerial career". Soccerbase. Retrieved 2007-09-14. 
  34. ^ Batters. York City: A Complete Record 1922–1990. p. 336. 
  35. ^ "Tom Lockie's managerial career". Soccerbase. Retrieved 2007-09-14. 
  36. ^ a b Batters. York City The Complete Record. p. 328. 
  37. ^ "Joe Shaw's managerial career". Soccerbase. Retrieved 2007-09-14. 
  38. ^ Batters. York City: A Complete Record 1922–1990. p. 360. 
  39. ^ a b Batters. York City The Complete Record. p. 330. 
  40. ^ "Tom Johnston's managerial career". Soccerbase. Retrieved 2007-09-14. 
  41. ^ Batters. York City The Complete Record. p. 221. 
  42. ^ Batters. York City The Complete Record. p. 69. 
  43. ^ Batters. York City The Complete Record. p. 342. 
  44. ^ "Wilf McGuinness's managerial career". Soccerbase. Retrieved 2007-09-14. 
  45. ^ a b Batters. York City The Complete Record. p. 222. 
  46. ^ Batters. York City The Complete Record. p. 348. 
  47. ^ "Charlie Wright's managerial career". Soccerbase. Retrieved 2007-09-14. 
  48. ^ "Barry Lyons's managerial career". Soccerbase. Retrieved 2007-09-14. 
  49. ^ a b c Batters. York City The Complete Record. p. 223. 
  50. ^ "Kevin Randall's managerial career". Soccerbase. Retrieved 2007-09-14. 
  51. ^ Batters. York City The Complete Record. p. 356. 
  52. ^ "Denis Smith's managerial career". Soccerbase. Retrieved 2007-09-14. 
  53. ^ "Bobby Saxton's managerial career". Soccerbase. Retrieved 2007-09-14. 
  54. ^ a b c Batters. York City The Complete Record. p. 225. 
  55. ^ "John Bird's managerial career". Soccerbase. Retrieved 2007-09-14. 
  56. ^ "John Ward's managerial career". Soccerbase. Retrieved 2007-09-14. 
  57. ^ "Alan Little's managerial career". Soccerbase. Retrieved 2007-09-14. 
  58. ^ Batters. York City The Complete Record. p. 392. 
  59. ^ "Neil Thompson's managerial career". Soccerbase. Retrieved 2007-09-14. 
  60. ^ Batters. York City The Complete Record. p. 394. 
  61. ^ "Terry Dolan's managerial career". Soccerbase. Retrieved 2007-09-14. 
  62. ^ "Chris Brass's managerial career". Soccerbase. Retrieved 2007-09-14. 
  63. ^ "Viv Busby's managerial career". Soccerbase. Retrieved 2007-09-14. 
  64. ^ Batters. York City The Complete Record. p. 229. 
  65. ^ "Billy McEwan's managerial career". Soccerbase. Retrieved 2007-09-14. 
  66. ^ Batters. York City The Complete Record. p. 230. 
  67. ^ "Colin Walker's managerial career". Soccerbase. Retrieved 2007-11-26. 
  68. ^ "Neil Redfearn's managerial career". Soccerbase. Retrieved 2008-11-21. 
  69. ^ "Martin Foyle's managerial career". Soccerbase. Retrieved 2010-10-13. 
  70. ^ "Gary Mills". Soccerbase. Retrieved 2012-05-23. 
  71. ^ "Nigel Worthington". Soccerbase. Retrieved 2013-03-04.