Chester FC can confirm Steve Watson will be leaving his role as manager at the end of the season by mutual agreement.

    Following amicable discussions over recent days and after careful consideration, Steve and the Club have agreed this is in the best interest of both parties.

    Steve will continue to lead the team until the end of his contract, which expires following our trip to Brackley Town on the final afternoon of the season.

    We thank Steve for his contribution, professionalism and the progress he has made over the past five months, and wish him every success in his future career.

    The Club can assure supporters we will be seeking to identify and appoint a new manager as swiftly as possible.