WEMBLEY hero Andy McMillan is returning to York City to assist with youth development coaching.

The former right-back will be coaching York City's Under-16 team with fellow youth coach Chris Coates. His role will also be to assist the new youth team manager on match days, travelling home and away with the youth team.

McMillan, 37, said: "It's great to be back involved with the club and I'm very excited about my new coaching role. I still live in York and have maintained a great relationship with the fans over the years, so it's fantastic to return to City and to have this great opportunity."

He added: "I am passionate about youth development and have been coaching young footballers since the end of my playing career. The youth development scheme is essential to the future prosperity of the club and I hope to make a really positive contribution."

Director of Youth Development, Steve Beck said: "We welcome Andy back to the club and hope he enjoys his new role. York City is in Andy's veins and it is great to be able to appoint a coach who really loves the club and is so well respected in the community."

City also confirmed today that youth coach Brian Neaves has returned from Spain to temporarily look after the youth team until the new youth team manager starts his role at the end of August.

Long serving youth development officer Garry Naylor has left the club after about 21 years assisting City's youth development policy.

Beck said: "Everyone at York City would like to thank Gary for his services to the club over the years and we all wish him well for the future.

"We would like to thank all the youth coaches for their patience and loyalty to the club during this period of change."

Updated: 10:47 Wednesday, July 20, 2005