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Chester FC appoint Marcus Bignot as their new manager

Ex-Solihull Moors and Grimsby Town boss takes over from Jon McCarthy

Marcus Bignot is welcomed to Chester FC by chief executive Mark Maguire(Image: Chester FC)

Chester FC have named Marcus Bignot as the club's new manager.

The Birmingham-born 43-year-old takes over from the sacked Jon McCarthy.

Bignot beat off a host of other bosses to land the job - thought to include the likes of Chester City legend Graham Barrow, Richard Money and Neil Redfearn.

The ex-Solihull Moors, Grimsby Town and Birmingham City Ladies manager was voted by Blues fans as their choice for the position in a poll conducted by The Chronicle.

Before moving into management Bignot, a right-back, had an extensive playing career with the likes of Telford United, Crewe Alexandra and QPR.

He becomes Chester FC's fourth permanent boss since reforming in 2010 following McCarthy, Steve Burr and Neil Young.

The Blues have not disclosed the length of the contract Bignot has signed.

Marcus Bignot is unveiled as Chester FC manager

Chester chief executive Mark Maguire: "We are delighted to welcome Marcus on board.

"We have been through an exhaustive process having met with and spoken to some exceptional candidates over the last few days.

"It is testament to the stature of Chester FC that we have attracted candidates of such high calibre.

"Marcus convinced the panel that he has the combination of skills to deliver results whilst building for the long term and enhancing the culture at the football club.

"We are looking forward to working with him."

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