Young becomes first Chester boss

21 May 2010 08:15
Reformed Chester have appointed Colwyn Bay boss Neil Young as their first manager following the club's summer resurrection.Young will bring his assistant Gary Jones with him to be his number two at the Deva Stadium. [LNB]Young and Jones have a proven track record of success over the last two years in non-league football with Bay. [LNB]They took Bay from 17th position to the Unibond League 1 South Play-offs in their first year at the club. [LNB]Then, in the season just finished, they won promotion to the Evo-Stik Premier League, two levels above the North West Counties Premier, where Chester have initially been housed by the Football Association, subject to appeal. [LNB]Chester chief executive Steve Ashton said: "We are absolutely delighted with the appointment of Neil and Gary. [LNB]"They are a successful management team and have shown their commitment to Chester FC. [LNB]"Both recognise the long term potential of the club and have demonstrated this by coming to the Deva". [LNB]Chester, who have reached an agreement with Bay for the pair's release, will visit Llanelian Road for a pre-season friendly as part of the deal on on Saturday 10 July. [LNB]While Chester wait on the FA to ascertain what level they will play at, the main hurdle has been overcome after receiving the green light by the local council to continue at the Deva Stadium, Chester City's former home from 1992. [LNB]City Fans United media officer Jeff Banks said: "Obviously, the lease to the Deva Stadium was key to our plans. [LNB]"We needed that stadium because it's central to everything for the future of Chester Football Club. [LNB]"There does need to be stability but at the same time we need to progress up the leagues and to get back to at least conference level as soon as possible. [LNB]"The plans are in place and we have great support out there."

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