York manager to resign if next result not ‘positive’

Jackie McNamara

Jackie McNamara’s side have only won three National League games out of 14 this season

York City boss Jackie McNamara will resign if the team fail to achieve a good result in their next game.

The Scot met the club chairman on Wednesday following a 6-1 defeat at Guiseley the previous evening.

“It has been decided that, if the team fails to gain a positive result at Braintree Town on Saturday, the York City manager will tender his resignation,” said a club statement.

The former Scotland international, 42, was appointed last November.

He was unable to save them from relegation out of the Football League last season and they are currently 20th in the National League table.

The Minstermen have won only eight games since McNamara, who previously managed Dundee United and Partick Thistle, replaced Russ Wilcox at Bootham Crescent.

York took the lead at Guiseley through Matt Fry, but then fell apart in a game held up for 37 minutes following a floodlight failure.

A spectator later went on to the pitch to confront McNamara, who afterwards told the club website that his team had gone “into their little shells” and failed to handle “the pressure side of things with an intimidating atmosphere”.

The result and performance prompted McNamara “to consider his position going forward”, the club statement said.

“The manager will be looking for a passionate and committed reaction from the players after the capitulation at Nethermoor Park on Tuesday evening,” it concluded.

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