YORK City chairman Jason McGill believes Jackie McNamara is still the right man to lead a "football revolution" at Bootham Crescent next season.

McNamara has only won four of his 25 games since taking the Bootham Crescent helm, but McGill reckons the ex-Dundee United and Partick Thistle chief's true potential will only become evident this summer - regardless of whether the club stay in the Sky Bet Football League or not.

The City owner has cited McNamara's 44 per cent win ratio in charge of Scottish clubs Dundee United and Partick as the reason for such optimism, along with the £8million in transfer fees he brought in at Tannadice for the likes of Ryan Gauld (Sporting Lisbon), Andy Robertson (Hull City), Stuart Armstrong (Celtic) and Gary Mackay-Steven (Celtic).

McGill argues that such deals demonstrate McNamara's ability to develop players.

The ex-Celtic captain and Scotland international has only tasted victory in 16 per cent of his matches as City chief and, despite making 15 signings during his tenure, has overseen a headlong plunge into relegation trouble, which currently sees the club sat seven points from a place outside the drop zone with seven fixtures left to play.

McGill, though, intends to stick with the Glasgow-born, 42-year-old and has taken "full responsibility" for the club's struggles to establish themselves as a stable Football League outfit since winning promotion from the Conference in 2012.

He has also given the first suggestion that the Minstermen will reintroduce reserve football at Bootham Crescent next term.

Outlining his appraisal for the club's current turmoil, the Malton-based businessman said: "Aside from reaching the League Two play-offs under Nigel Worthington in 2014, the on-pitch results and performances since promotion to the Football League in 2012 have been disappointing. The club has not progressed on the playing side and, as chairman, I take full responsibility.

"Following the departure of Russ Wilcox, I felt a fresh approach was needed to achieve on-field success and provide financial stability in the years to come. In order to prevent York City going from crisis management to crisis management, season after season, a football revolution was necessary.

"It was with this strategic plan in mind that the managerial interviews were conducted. I knew the immediate task was to maintain Football League status and the hope is that this can still be achieved and we scrape over the line, but there is also the medium and long-term football vision to consider and then implement.

"No matter what the outcome of this season, the changes required to make the football aspects of the club improve were always going to be realised. Taking everything into account, I believed then, as I do now, that Jackie McNamara is the best person to deliver the football club’s goals and aspirations.

"I can only go on his past performances, before York City, which show a healthy points-per-game and win ratio and just as importantly the development of players, who contributed to winning matches, added value and ultimately became important assets to his previous clubs. For York City to benefit from Jackie’s past experiences and his achievements, a successful pre-season is vital and recruitment is everything.

"There will be also a transformation of methodology and the introduction of a new philosophy at the club, from the academy right through to the reserves and first team. It is envisaged this will lead to energetic, exciting and entertaining football and a sustainable business model which will lead to investment in players and training ground facilities."