YORK City Ladies have announced a restructuring of their coaching staff for next season.

Former coach Jill Stacey will take up a strategic role as the club’s technical director while Stuart Amos has joined the coaching staff as first-team coach.

Amos will work alongside first-team manager Lee Robinson who has committed his future to the side.

In a club statement, York City Ladies said: “The Ladies team will now train twice per week utilising the best facilities in the area at York St John and York College and benefiting from a range of support services including physical performance coaching, prehab, rehab physiotherapy and performance analysis bringing the Ladies team closer to the already well established Tier One Regional Talent Club.

On Stacey’s new position, they added: “Jill is knowledgeable and experienced coach, having worked within football and education settings for over 16 years.

“She has recently been appointed as York City FC Regional Talent Club (RTC) technical director and has big plans for the future of the RTC including bringing the Ladies team closer to the programme. The future looks bright under her stewardship.”

Stacey said: “The Ladies team has so much potential.

“Everything is in place to allow us to progress as a club and meet our ambitious targets.”

York were second-from-bottom in the North East Regional Womens Football League premier division having failed to win any of their 11 league matches.

However manager Robinson has set out his stall in targeting promotion next term.

“Lee is a full-time coach who has been working with York City FC Foundation for five years,” said York.

“Before this he worked at Leeds United Foundation for a number of years.

“He also coaches York City FC RTC as part of the England Talent Pathway developing future Lionesses.”

Robinson said: “My goal is to get York promoted and I will do everything I can to help the team achieve their target.”

Joining Robinson in helping to attain that goal is new first-team coach Amos.

“Stuart has a wealth of experience at Women’s National League level (Tier Three and Four) as an assistant manager and first-team coach including winning the West Riding County Cup in 2018,” added York.

“Stuart is currently undertaking his UEFA A license and has real passion to develop individuals as well as the team as a whole.”

Amos said: “I’m really excited for the upcoming season and have big ambitions for the team.

“I can’t wait to get started!”

More staff announcements at the club are expected to follow shortly.