YORK City have confirmed that manager Steve Watson has signed an extension to his contract.

Watson had strongly indicated his intention to remain at York after the weekend's 2-0 Vanarama National League North play-off semi-final defeat to Altrincham at Bootham Crescent.

That decision has now been officially announced by the club as Watson looks to "finish the job" of ensuring the club are promoted back to the National League.

Watson told the club's website: “I’m thrilled to be staying at York City FC, there is so much to be excited about at the club both on and off the pitch.

“Before the pandemic the team were going in the right direction and we certainly felt that we had a chance to win the league.

"Now, Micky (Cummins, assistant manager) and I are determined to finish the job next season.”

Watson's number two Cummins, whom he worked with at former club Gateshead, will also remain at York.

“I’m excited to stay with the club and I’m looking forward to the challenge ahead," enthused Cummins.

“It’s a great club with great support.

"The fans are especially important and will play a key role in supporting us as we move forward into next season and transition to the new stadium.”

York chairman Jason McGill added: “The board are pleased to extend Steve’s contract with York City Football Club.

“The club had a great 2019/2020 campaign, we finished top of the league and were primed for promotion, which is testimony to Steve, his staff and players.

“We have been impressed with his approach, both on and off the pitch, and look forward to seeing what Steve can do this coming season.”