Leeds United’s head of academy coaching Richard Cresswell is being linked to the managerial vacancy at National League North club York City according to reports by the York Press.

The 41-year-old former evergreen frontman enjoyed three spells with The Minstermen after starting his senior career with the club following his breakthrough from the academy system at Bootham Crescent.

It is being reported that Cresswell is the odds-on favourite for York City’s managerial vacancy, although those links could be somewhat far-fetched with the former striker only recently joining the Leeds United academy coaching staff while his current relationship with the York City hierarchy is unknown.

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During his playing career, Cresswell made 561 appearances in both the English Premier League and English Football League while he bagged 120 league goals. The majority of those outings came during spells with Preston North End, Stoke City and Sheffield United. Cresswell also scored 11 goals in 44 goals during a two-year stint with current club Leeds United after joining The Whites from Preston North End for a reported £1.15 million transfer fee.

Cresswell won just one promotion as a player with that achievement coming with Stoke City who he helped to the English Premier League in 2007/2008.

Charlie, Cresswell’s son, is currently on the books of the Leeds United academy. Unlike his father, Charlie is a centre-half. He has been in and around the club’s Under-18 squad this season.

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