YORK City's National League North rivals and promotion-hopefuls Boston United have appointed former Leeds United midfielder Paul Green as interim manager.

Green, who made 41 appearances for the Whites between 2012 and 2014, takes the reins at the Pilgrims following the departure of boss Craig Elliott on Tuesday.

As well as Leeds, Green counts Doncaster Rovers (for whom he made 236 appearances), Derby County (125 games) and Rotherham United (61) among his former sides.

He has made 34 appearances for Boston since joining two seasons ago.

Former boss Elliott had been in charge of Boston since 2017 and transformed them from relegation candidates into genuine contenders to go up, taking them as far as the promotion play-off final in 2020.

He leaves the Jakemans Community Stadium along with assistant manager John McDermott, first-team coach Lee Stratford and goalkeeping coach Rich Lawrence.

Boston currently occupy the final play-off spot in National League North, sitting two positions and two points above ninth-placed York, whom they beat 2-1 in October thanks to a pair of penalties.

Their recent form has not been stellar, losing their last three league games at home to Kidderminster Harriers, table-toppers Brackley Town and Alfreton Town by a combined margin of 8-4.

The Pilgrims are still in the hunt for a long-term manager with non-league credentials. Until one is found, the 38-year-old Green will be the man tasked with restoring their drive for the play-offs.

His first step may be to patch a leaky defence, which has let in more goals than any of the top 12 sides in the division, and has left Boston with the only negative goal difference in the top half of the table.