Former Dundee United manager Jackie McNamara will not be sacked as chief executive of York City, despite the fact that the club have now suffered back-to-back relegations in his time there.
After leaving Tannadice, McNamara was appointed manager when they were still in English League Two.
He couldn’t save them from going out of the Football League but moved from the dug-out into an office job as chief executive.
Another relegation has followed, however, with City’s weekend draw with Forest Green Rovers meaning they will be playing their football in National League North next season.
Chairman Jason McGill has confirmed that McNamara still has a future at Bootham Crescent.
He said: “Decisions were made with the best of intentions, but they ultimately failed to deliver the on-pitch results we all desired.
“The appointment of Jackie McNamara as manager, in hindsight, did not work and, as a consequence, has been a major cause for the current situation.
“Jackie has, however, made some important behind-the-scenes changes, since becoming CEO at the club and more importantly, feels responsible and wants to help put things right.
“It would have been easy for him to walk away and not take the abuse, but he wants to assist with implementing changes to the non-playing side of the business.
“Trust is very important for me and I trust Jackie McNamara to represent my interests in the day-to-day running of the football club.”