ANDY PORTER has left York City.

The caretaker boss, who had been in charge for four matches following the resignation of manager Martin Foyle, departed after last night's 1-0 loss to Kettering at Bootham Crescent.

Porter joined the Minstermen as assistant manager to Foyle at the end of December 2008.

A statement from the City board said: “Following last night's match against Kettering, Andy Porter has completed his duties as caretaker manager and has left the club.

“York City would like to thank Andy Porter for his efforts and the important contribution he has made during his time as assistant manager and, more recently, caretaker manager.

“After receiving a number of applications for the position of manager, the board of directors has compiled a short list and is in the process of interviewing prospective candidates.

“The club hopes to make an announcement regarding the appointment of York City's new manager as soon as possible. We would like to thank our fans for their continued support and patience following the surprise resignation of Martin Foyle.”

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