YORK City tonight sacked manager Gary Mills in the wake of a 2-0 npower League Two defeat by Bradford City.

The Minstermen board acted after a run of 11 games without a win, stretching back to New Year's Day.

A board statement read: "It is with regret that the York City board of directors has terminated the contract of manager Gary Mills with immediate effect.

"The recent playing form, which has resulted in the team achieving only six points out of a possible 33 points, has led the board to this extremely difficult decision.

"The York City board of directors’ absolute priority is to safeguard the club’s Football League status and an improvement in results is essential due to our current League position.

"We would like to thank Gary Mills for his great contribution to York City Football Club and for managing last season’s promotion team. We wish Gary the very best for his future career.

"The York City board hopes to make an announcement regarding the club’s new manager within the next week."