Cresswell misses out on York City job

Richard Cresswell
Richard Cresswell

Richard Cresswell’s spell in charge of York City has come to an end - after the Minstermen appointed Jackie McNamara as their new boss.

The Bridlington-born striker had taken temporary charge of the Bootham Crescent club after Russ Wilcox’s dismissal last month, and was working alongside Scarborough’s Jonathan Greening.

Speaking after Saturday’s 1-0 defeat at Crawley, Cresswell had remained tight-lipped about his interest in continuing in the hot-seat on a permanent basis.

Cresswell said: “Everybody knows there’s been a lot of interest and it’s a job a lot of people want, but I’m sure the chairman will make the right decision. I don’t know how long I will be in charge but I’ve loved every minute so far.

“Sometimes you go into situations like this and, maybe, decide ‘this isn’t for me’, but that’s not been the case and I’ve not felt any stress.”

He had been the bookmaker’s favourite to be offered the job, but this morning City unveiled former Dundee United boss McNamara as the man tasked with steering the club away from the drop zone in League Two.