Wilcox appointed as York manager

15 October 2014 09:46

York City have appointed Russ Wilcox as their new manager following the resignation of Nigel Worthington.

Worthington resigned on Monday following a disappointing start to the new League Two season that has seen York claim just 10 points from their first 12 fourth-tier matches.

The former Northern Ireland boss has been quickly replaced by Wilcox, who moves to Bootham Crescent after being sacked by Scunthorpe United last week.

Wilcox guided Scunthorpe to promotion to League One last campaign but had taken only seven points from 11 games when he was dismissed by the North Lincolnshire club.

However, the 50-year-old is now relishing the new challenge of pulling York away from the relegation zone.

“I am delighted to be the new manager of York City football club and I’m looking forward to the challenge ahead of me,” Wilcox told York’s official website.

“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 Two.

“I’m looking forward to meeting all the coaching staff and players on Thursday ahead of our home game against Shrewsbury [Town] on Saturday.

“I’m very excited and pleased to be embarking on this new journey.”