THE MAN who has a place in the hearts of every Chester fan is to be honoured when the Blues face the team who were their landlords during his tenure.
Chester's board have decided to rename the North Terrace the Harry McNally Terrace in honour of the popular manager, who died two years ago.
And the official ceremony will take place on Boxing Day when Chester welcome Macclesfield, who allowed Chester to share their ground during a turbulent time in their history.
Despite never playing league football, Harry McNally carved out a successful managerial career at Altrincham, Southport and Wigan.
But he is most fondly remembered at Chester City, whom he managed between 1985 and 1992.
It was in the last year of his tenure that Harry ensured his place in the club's history.
Chester were ground-sharing with Macclesfield when McNally took his side to promotion-chasing Stoke City needing a win to stave off relegation to the bottom division.
A last-minute Gary Bennett goal secured an unlikely victory which saved the Blues from the drop.
His achievement was such that a national newspaper voted him manager of the year.
'It is poignant, given that Harry was the manager during our exile at Macclesfield and during some of the most testing times in Chester City's history,' said Chester director Paul Baker.
In addition to the terrace being renamed, Chester City Supporters' Trust have indicated that they will provide a commemorate plaque in a prominent position in the terrace dedicated to Harry on behalf all Chester City supporters.
And in the New Year there are secret plans for a further tribute.