YORK City Ladies have appointed experienced boss Chris Holloway as the club's new manager. 

Holloway joins York after a thorough recruitment process, having held previous coaching posts with Sporting Club Albion Ladies, Coventry City Ladies and West Bromwich Albion Ladies. 

The 49-year-old also boasts experience within the men's game, having worked within the academy set-ups at York City and Doncaster Rovers in the past, alongside an international coaching role within the York-based i2i Soccer Academy. 

Holloway replaces former Ladies first-team manager Steph Turnbull, who progressed into a sporting director style role as the club's full Female Pathway Technical Director. 

York City Ladies Chairperson, Paula Stainton, said: "We made the announcement a few weeks ago about this recruitment opportunity, and I'm delighted to say that we had a really high calibre of applicants, and thank everyone who took their time to apply.

"We are absolutely delighted to have Chris on board, as soon as we met him on the first occasion, he felt like the right person and that was something that I said we really needed.

"Having now met with him 4-5 times, I'm confident he brings the experience and connections we were hoping for, along with a great positivity and passion for the game that we share.

"We spoke to players last night following our postponed game, and everyone is excited to get going.

"Chris will be straight to it in training this evening and his first game in charge will be our league match at York Sport Stadium against Chorley Women this Sunday."

Chris Holloway was equally as excited to be joining the club, saying: "I can't wait to get going. I've watched a training session and been in and around the place, and I really want to get started and meet the girls.

"When I look at this squad of players, it excites me. There's definitely a lot of talent."