Former fan favourite Richard Cresswell has emerged as the odds-on favourite for the vacant York City job.

The Press believes it unlikely that the ex-Premier League star will become Sam Collins’ successor but he has suddenly become a 4/5 market leader with bookmakers.

The Minstermen’s managing director, Steve Kilmartin, when approached by The Press, said: “No comment.”

The 41-year-old Cresswell is currently the head of academy coaching at Leeds United, one of the several clubs he represented as a player.

According to, former Bristol Rovers boss Darrell Clark and John Askey, the ex-Shrewsbury Town manager, are joint second favourites at 8-1. It has been reported elsewhere that Askey is not interested in the job.

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