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York City to make swift managerial appointment

14 October 2014

York City hope to have their new manager in place in time for Saturday's home league game against Shrewsbury Town.

The Minstermen will waste no time in finding a replacement for Nigel Worthington, who resigned on Monday despite the club's determined bid to keep him.

Worthington, 52, guided York to the Sky Bet League 2 Play-Offs in May - where they lost to Fleetwood Town in the semi-finals - but Saturday's defeat at Newport County only left them above the relegation zone on goal difference.

A club spokesman said: "We spoke to some people (on Monday) and talks will continue (on Tuesday).

"We're hoping to bring the new manager in before this weekend's game against Shrewsbury.

"We've been encouraged by the number of people who have applied for the job, the calibre is very good."

York, looking for their ninth manager in 11 years, have a track record for moving swiftly in the managerial market.

Russ Wilcox, Worthington's assistant Steve Torpey, Micky Adams and James Beattie are the bookies' frontrunners for the job, while Neil Redfearn has also been linked.

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