York City chairman Jason McGill has insisted that he will never transfer any of his 75 per cent stake in the football club to chief executive Jackie McNamara.

McGill issued the statement during his response to the Supporters Trust’s online question-and-answer session. The continued employment of McNamara at the club continues to attract suspicion, concern and multiple conspiracy theories, given the former Scotland international’s unpopularity among City supporters after his hand in back-to-back relegations and status as the second-worst manager statistically in the club’s history behind Bobby Saxton, who took charge at a higher level.

But McGill has reiterated that McNamara’s presence at Bootham Crescent allows him to concentrate on the club’s parent company JM Packaging, while the football club’s operations are in the hands of somebody he can trust. Answering fans’ questions about McNamara, McGill said: “None of the shares will be transferred by JM Packaging to CEO Jackie McNamara, now or in the future,” before adding: “I need someone I can trust to run the club and protect the club’s interests on a day-to-day basis while I concentrate on running my business.

“It is vital to understand it is the success of JM Packaging that continues to keep paying salaries and the club’s financial commitments.”

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