York City's Jackie McNamara is less than a year with the club
York City manager Jackie McNamara has put his own job on the line, by vowing to resign if his team do not get a "positive result" this weekend.
The former Scottish international took charge of the team just over a year ago and were relegated from League 2 last season. They currently lie in 20th place in the National League, just two points outside the relegation zone.
The team have lost five of their last six games, and after a 6-1 loss to Guiseley on Tuesday night, McNamara decided to up the ante for his team. A statement released by the club on Wednesday announced McNamara would resign this weekend if a "positive result" was not achieved against Braintree Town.
"York City manager Jackie McNamara has considered his position going forward", the club announced in a statement on their website.
"It has been decided that, if the team fails to gain a positive result at Braintree Town on Saturday, the York City manager will tender his resignation."
"The manager will be looking for a passionate and committed reaction from the players after the capitulation at Nethermoor Park on Tuesday evening."
Speaking to BBC Radio 5 Live after the announcement was made, McNamara said it was his idea to make the announcement public. "The results haven't been good enough, sometimes you have to hold your hands up and let someone else come in."