Neil Young has contacted The Chronicle to express his 'disappointment' over suggestions he did not have much involvement with the youth section as Chester FC manager.
Young was appointed as manager in May 2010 and steered the fan-owned club to three successive league championships.
But he parted company with the Blues in January with the club struggling in the Conference Premier and Steve Burr replaced him as manager.
Young has taken issue with comments made during a meeting of the City Fans United (CFU) supporters group - which owns the club - last week.
Responding to a question about the youth section, which has seen the departures of head of youth development Bernard Concannon and head of academy recruitment Mark Howell, chairman Tony Durkin said the first team manager would have more involvement than in previous seasons.
Young, who has yet to take on another management role, takes issue with the suggestion he and his management team had no real interest in the youth section.
He said: "I’m surprised and really disappointed at the reported comments from the chairman of Chester FC at a CFU meeting last Thursday regarding the lack of youth involvement of myself and my management team.
"Pointing the finger often serves to deflect blame so I prefer to deal in the facts and I retain my position of being very proud that we promoted Joe Ormerod, Tom Peers, Sean Miller and Liam Blake to the first team squad and involved some of the under 17s and 18s in behind closed doors games and training on a regular basis to aid their development.
"I had a fantastic time at the football club and will always be very proud of my work there in its entirety.
"It only remains to say that I wish the club, it’s supporters and all the hard working volunteers the very best for the forthcoming conference season and for the future beyond that."
Blues chairman Tony Durkin said he would contact Young direct to discuss the matter.