YORK City have stated that John Askey “isn’t going anywhere” in response to speculation linking the manager with the vacant position at Notts County.

Askey was installed as the favourite for the job by bookmaker BetVictor on Friday, with the odds briefly dropping as short as evens at one stage.

Since then, York have moved to comment that Askey, who led City from mid-table mediocrity to success through the Vanarama National League North play-offs last season, is staying at the LNER Community Stadium.

City stated on Twitter over the weekend: “Sir John Askey isn’t going anywhere and is back from holiday next week.”

Askey, who is under contract with the Minstermen until the summer of 2023, dropped to odds of 16/1 on Saturday. At the time of writing, Gateshead’s Mike Williamson (6/4) is the favourite followed by former Coventry City Under-23s boss Luke Tisdale (7/2), Barrow boss Mark Cooper and Shaun Derry of Cambridge United (both 12/1).

Fellow National League side Notts County remain without a manager following Ian Burchnall’s departure to last season’s League Two champions Forest Green Rovers.