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Terry Dolan

3 full seasons, makes Dolan a long serving City manager and the only City manager to serve under 3 City chairman

Terry Dolan was appointed as York Cityís manager on 11th February 2000 in succession to Neil Thompson with City in the bottom 4 of the basement division. With solid managerial experience, from Championship downwards, it was hoped that he would arrest Cityís decline.

Just one defeat in the last 12 games of the season saw City pull clear of the drop.

Over the next 3 seasons, City finished mid table, 10th in 2003 being the best, just 4 points outside a play off position.

Dolan made a number of decent signings, including Alan Fettis, Peter Swan, Darren Edmondson, Chris Brass, Jon Parkin, Michael Ingham, Michael Procter, Alex Mathie and Chris Brass.

Equally, along the way, there were a number of not so good signings, Gary Hobson being a stand out.

In the modern eras, since Tom Johnston, Dolanís 3+ years reign puts him behind only Alan Little and Denis Smith in longevity amongst City managers. His reign covered the end of the Craig era, the Batchelor debacle and Supporters Club takeover.

However, his teamĎs dour style never really appealed to the fanís imagination and he was sacked in May 2003 (after his best season as Cityís manager), financial constraints being cited (although some reports quoted his sacking as costing City a large 5 figure sum in compensation).

Chris Brass was promoted to player manager. Within months, fans were wishing for Dolanís pragmatism over Brassí woes.

After City, Dolan had a varied career as manager of Guiseley in November 2006,a post he helf for one year.

Dolan was a consultant / coach to the St Vincent and Grenadines national team as they progressed through qualifiers for the 2006 World Cup and head of recruitment for Notts County (2014/5 season).

Between 2004 and 2013, Dolan worked for the League Managersí Association, mentoring new managers and coaches. The role included sitting as a panel member for tribunals to settle transfer disputes between clubs and later for the Premier League as a match delegate, assessing referees.

In November 2015, he was appointed as a director of Bradford Park Avenue.

Telegraph & Argus: Dolan appointed BPA director and career history

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