IAN RUSH is to pledge his loyalty to Chester City and turn down the chance to become the new Wales manager.
The Deva Stadium boss reached his decision after hours of talks with chairman Steven Vaughan yesterday afternoon.
City are to hold a press conference tomorrow when Rush's decision to stay will be confirmed.
Rush has decided it is too early to walk out on the club he joined just 10 games ago, despite an official approach from the Welsh FA.
The ex-Liverpool striker has wrestled with one of the biggest dilemmas of his career in recent days as he emerged as the number one target to replace Mark Hughes.
But crunch talks with Vaughan, including an offer of part-ownership in Chester, convinced Rush to stay in club management.
John Toshack is now expected to take over the Welsh national team.
Meanwhile, Chester's FA Cup first round tie at Stafford Rangers on Saturday, November 13, will be all-ticket.
Chester's chief executive, Dave Burford, said: "Stafford have been extremely helpful in their handling of the arrangements. Apparently the capacity will be around 3,200, and we should be receiving around 900 tickets.
Stafford, who play in Conference North, defeated Gates-head in the last round of the competition to set up the tie against Chester.
This evening City entertain Rochdale in the second round of the LDV Vans Trophy.
Striker Cortez Belle misses the game because of a one-match suspension, and Rush is expected to make a number of changes to the side that lost at Yeovil Town on Saturday.
Admission prices have been reduced for this evening's game, with adults charged £10 and juniors £5.