York City have appointed former Darlington FC Head Coach Martin Gray as their new manager, following the dismissal of Gary Mills at the weekend.
Having lost to South Shields in the FA Cup 3rd Qualifying Round on Saturday, City moved quickly to sack current manager Mills, sighting results and performances in their decision to part company with the former Wrexham boss.
And the Yorkshire club took advantage of Gray’s decision to part company with the Quakers, who had managed the North East side for over five years.
York owner Jason McGill, who took the difficult decision to sack Mills, was quick to heap praise on his new first team boss.
“In Martin Gray, we have identified a manager who has consistently achieved impressive results without the benefit of the resources and infrastructure that he will have at his disposal here”, he told the official club website.
“After speaking to Martin, I was immediately impressed with his views on football management. He is ambitious and talented and I feel he deserves an opportunity at a full-time club that has serious ambitions to return to the EFL.”
Darlington meanwhile, have appointed coach Brian Atkinson and current defender Sean Gregan to jointly take charge of the club until the end of the season, with the Quakers next game against Stockport County this weekend.