Former Norwich City manager Nigel Worthington resigns from York City post

York City manager Nigel Worthington (centre) during last season's League Two play-off semi-final at

York City manager Nigel Worthington (centre) during last season's League Two play-off semi-final at Bootham Crescent. - Credit: PA

Former Norwich City manager Nigel Worthington has resigned as manager of League Two side York City.

The Minstermen's 3-1 defeat at Newport County on Saturday left them just one place above the relegation zone having won just one game all season – although York have drawn seven of their 12 league fixtures to date.

'After Saturday's result and in the best interests of York City, I have made the difficult decision to leave,' said Worthington.

'In recent weeks, performances have not been up to my high standards and I take full responsibility for this.'

Having taken charge last season, Worthington instigated a superb charge to the League Two play-offs that was undone by semi-final defeat to Fleetwood Town – who went on to gain promotion.

However, the 52-year-old former Northern Ireland manager who took the Canaries to the Division One title and Premier League in 2004 was unable to reestablish the same momentum this term.

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