Chester FC are searching for their fifth chairman in little over six years after Simon Olorenshaw announced his decision to step down from the role.

Olorenshaw has decided to step away from his position with City Fans United, the supporters group who own the football club, owing to increasing work commitments away from the club with Merseyrail that would impact the time he would have been able to devote to his Blues role.

Olorenshaw was named as the successor to Grenville Millington following his decision to step down on December 1, 2015. After club legend Millington he became the fourth chairman of the Blues, with Chris Pilsbury and Tony Durkin also having been incumbents of the role since 2010.

Vice-chairman Johnny Hughes will take on the role of acting chairman until the next planned board meeting.

Said Olorenshaw: "It is with great regret that, due to work commitments, I have decided to step down from the board of the CFU, with immediate effect.

“I have thoroughly enjoyed my time on the CFU board and am proud to have been a part of the amazing journey that our club is on.

“I shall continue to attend games with Jackie, and wish the board, Jon McCarthy and Ian Sharps all the best for the future.”

A CFU statement added: "The CFU board would like to place on record special thanks for his commitment and passion as chairman.

"During his tenure Simon has overseen significant strategic restructuring within the club which creates a superb platform for the future. We wish Simon all the very best for the future and look forward to his continued attendance as a season ticket holder."