UPDATED: 13:53 York City today announced European Cup winner Gary Mills as their new manager.

Mills, aged 48, succeeds Martin Foyle as City boss after a highly successful stint as manager of Tamworth, City’s Blue Square Bet Premier rivals.

Just over a year ago Mills, the former Nottingham Forest and Derby County defender, led Tamworth to the Blue Square North crown winning the manager of the year award.

He will be joined at Bootham Crescent by Darron Gee, his assistant at Tamworth. They will take charge of the team for the first time in this Saturday’s home clash at Bath City.

City chairman Jason McGill said: “We are very pleased to welcome Gary Mills to York City FC.

"Gary is a highly regarded manager and has extensive experience of Conference football and knows what is required to succeed in this league.

"We appointed Gary because of his considerable football knowledge and his enthusiasm and drive as a manager to replicate his successful playing career.”

Mills' assistant Gee has been his right-hand man for 13 years.

Added McGill: "We are also pleased to welcome assistant manager, Darron Gee. Gary and Darron have a great working relationship and Darron will be assisting with coaching and scouting duties. They are a strong team who will help us to achieve the playing success we all desire.”

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