Russ Wilcox has been confirmed as the new manager of York City, the Club confirmed earlier.
Only a couple of days after former boss Nigel Worthington resigned, the Club have appointed Russ Wilcox, who was sacked as Scunthorpe manager only days earlier.
The Club tweeted:
York City Football Club is delighted to announce the appointment of Russ Wilcox as our new Manager. http://t.co/t3I5I01HWq
— York City FC (@yorkcityfc) October 15, 2014
Wilcox managed a record-breaking 28 game unbeaten run last season whilst with the Iron, helping them get promoted from League Two. But, after a poor start to the season, Wilcox was axed from Scunthorpe and has been taken on board at York.
Nigel Worthington had an impressive season last year at York, casino helping them to a 7th placed, play off positioned finish. However, newly promoted Fleetwood Town beat Worthington”s men in the Semi-Final”s and knocked them out of contention for a League One spot.
York City Chairman, Jason McGill, told the Club”s Official Website,
“We welcome Russ Wilcox to York City Football Club. We believe he is the right person to take this club forward. He has excellent managerial experience and a track record of success in League 2. He is a hardworking individual and an excellent motivator and someone who shares our vision for the club now and in the future.”
New boss Wilcox said,
“I am delighted to be the new manager of York City Football Club and I”m looking forward to the challenge ahead of me. The club has great potential, with a new stadium on the horizon, and I feel I have the experience to help York City achieve success in League 2. I”m looking forward to meeting all the coaching staff and players on Thursday ahead of our home game against Shrewsbury on Saturday. I”m very excited and pleased to be embarking on this new journey.”
York City confirmed that Steve Torpey will assist Wilcox.