THE former Chester City manager Harry McNally died over the weekend after suffering a heart attack last week.
Mr McNally, 63, was admitted to the Countess of Chester Hospital where he was in intensive care but passed away on Saturday evening.
He spent the majority of his playing career with Skelmersdale United, before managing Altrincham and Southport.
He then had a three-year spell as the boss of Wigan Athletic, before being appointed as City manager in July 1985.
Harry, who was a popular personality with both play-ers and supporters, spent seven years with City, masterminding promotion for the club from the old Division Four in the 1986 and under extreme difficulties kept the side in Division Three.
Mr McNally was controversially dismissed by Chester in 1992, and he went on to take on scouting positions.
A Daily Post sports journalist said: "I first met him when I played against him. He was a tenacious player who carried that commitment and enthusiasm into his managerial career."