IAN KERR has resigned from his position as York City's head of youth due to health reasons.

Kerr was taken ill with heart problems in the close season and has been off work since recuperating with his family.

Youth development director Steve Beck said: "We are very sad to see Ian leave. He has been a pleasure to work with and has really helped York City in our struggle to see the youth policy continue this season without funding.

"I know he will be missed by all the youth players and personnel at the club. We send him our very best wishes."

Ex-Mansfield and Boston United coach Neil Richardson has been overseeing the youth team in Kerr's absence. Plans for a permanent replacement are yet to be confirmed but the club are keen for a smooth transition.

Kerr was youth coach at Scarborough between 1998 and 2002 before leaving for Hartlepool. He has 15 years of experience in football development and is a UEFA A' qualified coach.

City fans can put their questions to manager Billy McEwan and the board of directors at KitKat Crescent Social Club tonight - the first leg of this season's City Roadshow. It starts at 8pm.