Former AFC Barrow boss Dave Bayliss is the latest to put his name forward to replace Neil Young as Chester FC manager.
Bayliss had a six-year spell as Bluebirds' manager, securing promotion to the Conference Premier in 2007-08 and winning the FA Trophy at Wembley in 2010.
But the fan-owned Cumbrians were relegated at the end of last season and Bayliss left the club in November after a poor run of results.
He confirmed to The Chronicle that he had applied for the managerial vacancy at the Swansway Chester Stadium.
"I have played for the club and have got a bit of history there and I know it's a fantastic club," said the 37-year-old, who had a loan spell with Chester City in 2004-05 as a player.
"I know things have happened there in the past and your heart felt for the supporters. A lot of credit has to go to the fans and Neil Young for what the club has achieved.
"I know Chester are in a relegation battle and they need scrappers and I kept Barrow up in the Conference Premier for five years, probably with a slightly less talented squad.
"I have got the battle scars. Yes, we went down last year but we had two transfer embargos and players not getting paid but we went down with 46 points and that we would enough to keep you up in any other season.
"I am not going to skirt around. I have put my CV in for the Chester job and I think my CV will rank right up there."
Bayliss said he would be willing to work with the current managerial team if he was successful.
"I played against Gary Jones a number of times and they have got a fantastic assistant manager so I wish him all the best," said Bayliss.
"I know a few of the players like Gareth Seddon and Paul Linwood and I don't think the team are that far away. I think whoever gets the job will keep them up because of the fantastic fan base.
"They probably need two or three additions and I have spoken to a few players and said if I was lucky enough to get the job would you come with me and they have said yes."