Simon Olorenshaw has been named as the new chairman of City Fans United, the supporters group who own Chester FC.

Olorenshaw will take over the mantle from Blues legend Grenville Millington, who stood down from his position as club chairman and stepped away from his role on the CFU board on December 1.

Blues fan and season ticket holder Olorenshaw, who is head of asset management at Merseyrail, was unanimously voted as the man to succeed Millington at a board meeting last night while current board member Neil Bellis has been named as vice chairman.

Grenville Millington stood down as chairman on December 1
Grenville Millington stood down as chairman on December 1

Olorenshaw said: “As chair I am there to support my fellow directors, facilitate progress and ensure that we deliver on our commitments. It is not the traditional role of the football chairman who has the final say on everything within the football club.

“The football club is controlled by the Operations Board, which in turn is accountable to the CFU board.”

He added: "I am also looking forward to building on the great work of the previous chairmen.

"For me it is all around three pillars of the first team, the youth and the community and it is ensuring we have the right level of support for all those areas.

"I am honoured to be leading the CFU as we go into an exciting time."

Olorenshaw led the board in recording thanks for the hard work of previous chairman Millington and all other board members have who stood down over the past year.

Also at the meeting, Jim Keegan stood down from his role as Vice-Chairman but will continue to serve on both the Operations and CFU boards.

The board elected Laurence Kirby as the treasurer of CFU and re-appointed Marion Needham as secretary.

The board have discussed the co-opting of further members to both CFU and operational boards. This will be reported back to members when these are finalised.