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York City appoint Tamworth's Gary Mills as new manager

York City manager Gary Mills
Mills has previously managed Notts County, King's Lynn and Alfreton

York City have named Tamworth boss Gary Mills as their new manager.

The 48-year-old replaces Martin Foyle, who resigned in September, and is joined at Bootham Crescent by Lambs assistant manager Darron Gee.

Minstermen chairman Jason McGill told the club website: "We have appointed Gary because of his considerable football knowledge. "

Defender Des Lyttle has been put in charge of Tamworth for Saturday's game with Rushden and Diamonds.

Mills began his playing career under Brian Clough at Nottingham Forest and was part of the side that won the European Cup in 1979 and 1980.

After spells with Seattle Sounders, Derby County, Notts County and Leicester City, he moved into management with Grantham Town.

Mills moved onto King's Lynn before joining Tamworth for his first spell at the Lamb.


He left to join the coaching staff at Coventry City in July 2002 and was appointed Notts County boss in January 2004 but could not prevent the Magpies from being relegated to the bottom tier of the Football League and was sacked after just 10 months in charge.

Time in charge of Alfreton Town followed but Mills returned to Tamworth in January 2007 and guided the Lambs back to what is now the Blue Square Bet Premier in 2009.

A statement on the Tamworth website said: "Gary leaves the Lambs with the club's best wishes and everyone at the club would like to place on record their thanks for the hard work that he has done in establishing the club as a Football Conference National side.

"Everyone knows what Tamworth means to Gary, he has been involved close on a total of near on 10 years in two spells. It is a sad day for him as he has made many friends at the club and in the town."

Mills arrives at Bootham Crescent with York lying 16th in the top tier of non-league football, three places and three points behind Tamworth. His first game in charge will be Saturday's visit of Bath.

"On behalf of the board, I would like to thank our supporters for their patience during the managerial appointment process," added McGill.

"We did not want to rush into a hasty, panic appointment following the surprise departure of Martin Foyle and were keen to find the right manager to take us forward."

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see also
York City manager search goes on
08 Oct 10 |  York
Caretaker boss Porter leaves York
06 Oct 10 |  York
Mills on mission to save Tamworth
07 Feb 07 |  Tamworth
Mills happy with Tamworth return
28 Jan 07 |  Tamworth
Mills named new Alfreton manager
25 May 05 |  Non League
Magpies relieve Mills of duties
04 Nov 04 |  Notts County
Notts County appoint Mills
09 Jan 04 |  Notts County

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