York chairman Jason McGill believes the club have pulled off a coup to land Nigel Worthington as their manager.
Worthington, 51, was appointed the Minstermen's fourth manager in just over four years on Monday following Gary Mills' sacking immediately after the weekend defeat to Bradford.
"Make no mistake, this is a big coup for the club," McGill said.
"It's a fantastic appointment for York City and there was a mutual feeling between ourselves and Nigel very quickly that this would be a good match.
"I think Nigel likes the way we do things at the club. We're realistic about where we are and where we want to go.
"But we want to keep improving and building. There will be no boom and bust here, it will be a gradual process built on solid foundations."
McGill, who said it had been a difficult decision to sack Mills, declined to comment on the length of contract handed to former Northern Ireland boss Worthington, who led Norwich to promotion to the Premier League in 2004.
He added: "Nigel's first task is to keep us in League Two. There is no three or five-year plan.
"Once we know where we are in the summer we will then look to move the club forward with Nigel.
"There will be money made available to Nigel to strengthen the team. We have supported all our managers and that will not change now."