Ardley Arrives At York As Neal Gets A New Challenge

York City certainly know what they are getting after appointing Neal Ardley as the club’s new manager.

He replaces Michael Morton at the National League strugglers who departed after the team’s failure to win any of their games so far.

Ardley has a track record for getting his clubs to where they need to be.

He guided AFC Wimbledon to Wembley, winning the League Two play-off final in 2016 before going very close with Notts County and Solihull Moors, falling just short in the Promotion Finals of 2020 and 2022.

He faces a big job repeating the trick this season after the Minstermen’s slow start.

They have taken just two points from a possible 21 and are only not sitting bottom due to Southend United’s points deduction.

York were thrashed 4-1 at Ebbsfleet United on Saturday and this weekend they face a home match against Boreham Wood - a tough first test for the new manager.

Ardley pens what the club call a long-term contract after owner Matt Uggla spoke following the announcement.

He spoke on social media about the appointment, saying: "First manager I’ve ever appointed.

"After getting to know the man I know the club is in very safe hands and he fits the vision and culture we are trying to build! Very exciting times.”

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