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Ryan Brookes
Sports Writer
8:32 PM 24th March 2022

John Askey Signs Permanent Contract With York City

photo credit Tom Poole
photo credit Tom Poole
Manager John Askey has today signed a permanent contract with York City, upgrading the role of interim boss.

Askey linked up with City back in November 2021, when shortly after he was hired as assistant, Steve Watson got the boot following a 0-0 draw with Curzon Ashton. That gave Askey the opportunity to take on the job of caretaker manager.

The former Port Vale and Macclesfield manager had a wobbly start, falling to defeat in his first game against Kettering, before bouncing back with a win in the first stage of the FA Trophy.

Despite his side failing to score more than one goal in a match until February, there was progression in the FA Trophy, whilst a 12 match unbeaten run began. York tallied up 6 wins in a row in that time but unfortunately fell to defeat against Boston on Tuesday night, ending the impressive run.

After driving The Minstermen to a playoff position and picking up the Manager Of The Month accolade on the way, John Askey has put pen to paper and will remain at the year on a one-year deal.

His first game as permanent manager is on Saturday, when City host Leamington, and you can buy tickets