York City's new manager Russ Wilcox has been reflecting on what he says has been 'a crazy week in football'.
The 50-year-old was sacked from his role as manager of Scunthorpe United just over a week ago, but has now been confirmed as the new boss of the Minstermen.
Wilcox, who was unveiled to the media at Bootham Crescent yesterday, said:
It's been a challenging week emotionally with obviously the downside of losing my job [at Scunthorpe]. But then the upside is coming to York City.
York City have appointed former Scunthorpe boss Russ Wilcox as their new manager following the resignation of Nigel Worthington.Read the full story ›
"It is with great sadness that Nigel Worthington has decided to leave the club.
He has been a pleasure to work with and we could not have asked for a more professional and hard working manager. We will always be grateful to him for the huge contribution he made in maintaining our Football League status and for the great times we had reaching the Play-offs last season.
We respect the decision he has taken and understand it has been made in the best interests of York City Football Club.
We thank Nigel for all he has achieved in making York City a better football club and the legacy he leaves. He has been a gentleman throughout his time at the club and will be missed by us all.
We now must focus on the appointment of a new manager and ensuring we secure the services of the right person to take York City Football Club forward."
After news today that York City's manager Nigel Worthington has resigned, the club, fans and commentators react:
Board statement: "It is with great sadness that Nigel Worthington has decided to leave the club...."
"We respect the decision he has taken and understand it has been made in the best interests of York City Football Club..."
"We now must focus on the appointment of a new manager and ensuring we secure the services of the right person to take York City forward."
Well a sad day at York City FC :( the departure of Nigel has actually shocked me. Hopefully this means better scores & results ahead. #ycfc
Nigel Worthington has resigned as manager of York City. He says that performances in recent weeks have not been up to his high standards and that he takes full responsibility for that.
"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."
York City manager, Nigel Worthington has resigned following disappointing match performances. He said the decision to leave his role was 'difficult' but that it was 'in the best interests' of the club.
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