York City have sacked manager John Askey after a year in charge of the National League club. Check out why john askey has been sacked.

John Askey : Sacked | Why has been sacked | Salary

John Colin Askey is an English professional football manager and former player who is the manager of National League club York City.

John Askey : Sacked | Why has been sacked | Salary

Personal information
Full name John Colin Askey
Date of birth 4 November 1964 (age 58)    
    Place of birth      Stoke-on-Trent, England
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Position(s) Winger, striker

He is the son of former Port Vale player Colin Askey.

Able to play as a winger or as a striker, he had pace and intelligence. A former youth-team player at Port Vale, he joined Macclesfield Town from Milton United in 1984. 

He stayed on at Macclesfield Town as a coach after retiring as a player and was appointed as manager in October 2003. 

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York City have sacked manager John Askey after a year in charge of the National League club.

Askey, 58, was appointed on a short-term deal following the sacking of Steve Watson in November 2021 when the club were in the National League North.

John Askey : Sacked | Why has been sacked | Salary

After being named permanent boss in March, he led them to promotion to the National League through the play-offs.

In a statement, York said that recruitment of a new manager would “commence immediately”.

“Given John’s popularity and his incredible success last season, we understand that many fans may be upset and confused by this decision,” the club said.

“However, after taking numerous factors into consideration the board are confident that it is in the best interests of the football club.

“An interim manager will be appointed from within the club’s existing staff, with a further announcement due shortly.

“We are eternally grateful to John for his efforts to help us gain promotion last season and wish him the very best of luck in his future career.”

York beat Woking in their first game back in the National League having ended their five-year stay in the sixth tier when they beat Boston United in the National League North play-off final in May.

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Tensions were laid bare before in a Radio York Q&A days before York travelled to League One Shrewsbury Town for an FA Cup tie they would lose 2-1.

John Askey : Sacked | Why has been sacked | Salary

Henderson spoke openly about disagreements between the pair, admitting Askey had been unhappy at being told how to do his job, and the chairman disagreeing with his view that York’s was a “mid-table” playing budget in the Conference.

Askey was a popular figure at the club after ending their five-year stay in Conference North with victory in the play-offs last season but the Minstermen went under new ownership in the summer, and chairman Glen Henderson recently talked publicly about “spats” between himself and the manager.

With York 12h in the Conference, out of the FA Cup and without a win in seven matches, Askey has been sacked.

Askey sought to downplay the tensions in public the next day but even that hinted at frostiness, telling the media: “I didn’t know I’d had a spat with him but I speak as I find people and how I see the situation. If he thinks that’s a spat, he’s not been in football very long.”

John Askey : Sacked | Why has been sacked | Salary

Askey took over with the team at a low ebb in November 2021, initially as caretaker.

York had again just been knocked out of the FA Cup but this time by lower-division-opposition and the signs were that their centenary year would end with a sixth campaign in English football’s sixth tier.


York City Football Club is delighted to confirm the appointment of John Askey as First Team Manager on a permanent basis.

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Net Worth in 2022       $5 Million
Salary in 2022 Under Review                     
Net Worth in 2021 $3 Million 
Salary in 2021 Under Review

Askey has put pen to paper at the club after steering the team into a playoff position and winning the Manager of the Month award for February which coincided with a twelve-game unbeaten run.

The Gaffer brings a wealth of experience to the club, with over eight years managing the likes of Macclesfield Town, Shrewsbury Town and Port Vale.

During this time, he developed a reputation for playing attractive football and won promotion to the Football League with Macclesfield on one of the lowest budgets in the division.

His permanent salary not revealed yet.

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