Chester FC can confirm that Neil Young is to leave the club by mutual consent with immediate effect.
First team matters will be handled on a caretaker basis by Gary Jones, assisted by the current football staff, whilst the Club moves quickly to find a replacement who can lead our fight against relegation.
Both parties felt that, at this point in time, it is in the best interests of the club and the manager, to part company with immediate effect. We leave on good terms with our close personal relationships intact.
Club Chairman Tony Durkin speaking for the Board said, “On these occasions it is customary for the Board of a Club to issue a statement full of praise for the departing manager. Sometimes such words seem less than sincere. But these words are straight from the heart. There is not a single Chester supporter who would not join us in stating that Neil Young has earned a genuinely historic place in the life of our Club. We will treasure the last three years and the success, and joy that his teams have brought us.
He helped us rediscover our passion for our Club and we will be forever grateful. Through his hard work and leadership we were able to earn three back-to-back Championships. Neil goes with all our best wishes for him and his family.”
Chester FC are now inviting applications for the position of Manager to help secure a successor who can take the club forward on the next stage of our development. Those interested should apply via e-mail to the Company Secretary attaching both a letter and full CV to firstname.lastname@example.org
with the deadline for applications being 3pm, Saturday 11th January.