Jackie McNamara‘s stint in charge of York City looks to be drawing to a close after his side managed to concede an 89th minute goal at Braintree Town this afternoon.
The former Celtic captain took over York back in 2015 but has endured a torrid time with the Minstermen, which saw them ultimately relegated from League Two back in May.
McNamara agree to stay on and help lead the club’s charge back to the Football League, but this season started off as the last one ended, with the club having collected just three wins from their opening 15 games.
To add to his misery, last week, McNamara was convicted of fare-dodging, and order to pay a fine and court costs, before his York side went on to lose 6-1 against Guiseley on Tuesday.
That prompted the York Twitter account to release a bizarre statement, seemingly suggesting that McNamara had been given an ultimatum – by himself. It read: “Following a meeting with the Chairman this morning, and in light of the disappointing performance and result last night, York City manager Jackie McNamara has considered his position going forward.
“It has been decided that, if the team fails to gain a positive result at Braintree Town on Saturday, the York City manager will tender his resignation.
“The manager will be looking for a passionate and committed reaction from the players after the capitulation at Nethermoor Park on Tuesday evening.”
Fast forward to today’s game against Braintree, and everything was going well, with York City leading 1-0 – until the very last moment of the game:
89) GOAL: BRAINTREE TOWN 1-1 York City. LEE BARNARD (PEN)
— York City FC (@yorkcityfc) October 8, 2016
That’s how the game ended, and we’re guessing a point away to Braintree, which leave York just three points above the relegation zone, wasn’t exactly the ‘positive’ result McNamara or the club wanted.
Perhaps we could be seeing him coaching in Scotland again soon – then again, who knows?
What do you make of the debacle?
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