York City chairman Jason McGill will stay 'for at least another season'

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York City chairman Jason McGill (centre) poses with the Vanarama National League North play-off final trophy alongside players Paddy McLaughlin (left) and Kurt Willoughby (right). Picture: Tom Poole
York City chairman Jason McGill (centre) poses with the Vanarama National League North play-off final trophy alongside players Paddy McLaughlin (left) and Kurt Willoughby (right). Picture: Tom Poole

CHAIRMAN Jason McGill has committed to stay at York City "for at least another season" following the club's promotion to the Vanarama National League.

York ended their five-season stay in the National League North after beating Boston United 2-0 in Saturday's play-off final at the LNER Community Stadium.

In the aftermath of the victory, McGill revealed that he spoke at length with City's playing squad and management staff before deciding to stay at the club for the 2022/23 campaign.

McGill, who has been York chairman since 2008 after having spent five years as a director, remains a divisive figure among City supporters.

In September, a vote of no confidence against the club's board and subsidiary companies was delivered by the York City Supporters Trust, which has a 25 per cent stake in the club, by a 91 per cent majority.

However McGill has stated that he intends to remain in charge at York in their first season back in the National League.

McGill told BBC Radio York: “(After) the euphoria of Saturday and (after) speaking to the players, who I invited to the director’s lounge in the (LNER Community) Stadium afterwards with the manager and the assistant, we all had a good chat.

“They said what they felt about the club and it was very humbling actually, from a lot of players and (about) what the manager has done and where they see him in the league of their managers and he’s at the top of their list of managers.

“From listening to them, it would be remiss of me not to stick with it for at least another season and see what happens.

“There needs to be some stability at the football club in terms of the finances. If we can get back to 4,000 (to) 4,500 people coming to the stadium, I think we could be a successful football club and be able to wash our face as a football club, if we’re getting crowds like that.

“That’s where I am, at the moment, unless someone with very, very deep pockets comes in and says ‘I think I can take this football club’ and they (can) use their financial resources to do that, then I’d listen.

“I don’t think that’s forthcoming at the moment, but we’ll see. I’m staying here for the moment.”

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