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McNAMARA STEPS DOWN

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FORMER Celtic skipper Jackie McNamara has stepped down as manager of struggling National League outfit York City.
The decision came just two days after a 1-1 draw with Braintree Town, which leaves York sitting in 19th place in the table.McNamara had stated last week that he would leave his post if the team failed to achieve a “positive result” at the weekend.

But the ex-Partick Thistle and Dundee United boss will remain at York until the club finds a replacement, which chairman Jason McGill expects to have in place by the end of this month.
A statement from York City read: “Further to the statement last week regarding the future of York City manager, Jackie McNamara and following the game on Saturday, it has been decided, in the best interest of York City Football Club, that Jackie McNamara steps down as first-team manager.”After purposeful discussions, it was agreed that results and performances, in the main, have not been acceptable nor have they achieved the high standards expected.

“In order to assist the managerial transition period and to accommodate a thorough identification, interview and appointment process, the chairman has asked Jackie McNamara to train and prepare the team until a suitable candidate has been determined.

“This process should be completed within two weeks.”

Meanwhile another former Celtic skipper, Andy Lynch will publish his autobiography on 18 October on CQN Books. It’s called Hoops, Stars and Stripes and he has worked on the book with respected Celtic author Paul Dykes.
Paul has kindly given us 100 signed copies of The Quality Street Gang to give away to the first 100 CQN’ers to order Andy’s new book, which is a fascinating read. You’ll have to be quick though – order at www.cqnbookstore.com and you will receive two great books for just £14.99 plus p&p.
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