York City have confirmed the appointment of Steve Watson as first-team manager.

Gateshead FC

Watson resigned from his post as manager of Vanarama National League side Gateshead this morning and will commence his new role on Monday. He will be joined by Micky Cummins, who has also resigned today from his role as Gateshead’s assistant-manager.

A statement from City’s board of directors states: “We are delighted to welcome Steve Watson to the club as first team manager along with his assistant Micky Cummins.

“The board conducted a series of interviews with a number of candidates but Steve impressed with his considerable experience as a player and coach, his knowledge of the game at all levels, and his vision for the club.

“He has demonstrated an ability to be successful on a limited budget at Gateshead and is prepared to step down from a higher league to strive for success at York City Football Club.

“The board will now be fully supportive of their aims and ambitions and wish the pair every success in their task.”

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