CHESTER CITY owner Stephen Vaughan will be unveiled as the new chairman of Widnes Vikings rugby league club this evening.
Vaughan will increase his shareholding in the Chemics to 51% today, and increase that holding even further to 75% at an EGM next month.
The City owner, speaking exclusively to the Daily Post last night, said: "Widnes Vikings will become part of my company's group structure and this transaction is an exciting prospect for ourselves."
Previous chairman Tony Chambers will also be involved in the new Vikings structure.
Vaughan added: "Tony (Chambers) will still be a director of the club, and I will lean heavily on his advice and experience. We have ambitious plans for the club, and the future looks extremely bright.
"There are a couple of i's to be dotted and t's to be crossed, but there shouldn't be any problems."
Vaughan will continue his ownership and commitment to Chester City despite this new development.
He said: "I am still 100% committed to Chester City Football club, my commitment and ambitions for them are undiminished, and my enthusiasm is still as great as ever.
"The two clubs will complement each other, and I will ensure that both get the resource to progress together. Hopefully supporters of both clubs will view this development as a positive step."