YORK City have parted company with head of youth coaching Richard Dryden.

The former Birmingham and Southampton defender was brought to Bootham Crescent by ex-manager Gary Mills in July 2012 following the Minstermen's promotion back to the Football League.

He also worked with the first team under Mills' successor Nigel Worthington but is moving on after two-and-a-half years in North Yorkshire.

City's academy manager Andy McMillan will now take up the head of youth coaching role with the club looking to employ a development phase coach - an additional role that Dryden filled.

On his departure, City communications director Sophie McGill said: "“Richard Dryden has left York City Football Club following a reorganisation of the youth department. Richard performed the dual role of head of youth coaching and development phase coach, looking after our 16 to 18-year-old youth scholars.

"We decided to split the role and have given the duties of head of youth coaching to our academy manager Andy McMillan. This allows Andy to influence the coaching ethos throughout the academy and also allows him to have a more hands-on coaching role in addition to his management position.

"We are now advertising separately for a development phase coach. Richard was offered this position, but chose not to pursue the role.

"We wish Richard the very best for his future career and would like to thank him for the positive contribution he has made to York City Football Club, including his involvement in the first team last season.”

The development phase coach salary will be commensurate with experience but will be circa £22,500 a year with candidates needing to be qualified to UEFA A level and boasting a proven track record of inspired leadership of development phase coaching.

For details of the job description, visit

The closing date for applications is Wednesday .