CHESTER City FC owner Stephen Vaughan has revealed that he has been in discussions with former manager Mark Wright, who has shown an interest in investing in the Coca-Cola League Two club.
Wright, who had an illustrious playing career as a central defender with England, Liverpool and Southampton, has managed the Deva Stadium outfit on two previous occasions and led them to the Nationwide Conference Championship in 2004.
Vaughan said: “I have held preliminary discussions with Mark. We discussed possible financial investment into the club and also the possibility of him joining the board of directors.
“Mark tells me he sees potential in our new training ground facility, and he’s also interested in our plans for the development of the Deva Stadium.”
Vaughan added: “I stress that the discussions are at an early stage but I can reveal that Mark is interested in taking on a Director of Football role but again I do stress that discussions are at a preliminary stage. However, we do plan to meet again next week.”
Wright was a spectator at last Tuesday’s friendly match between a Chester City XI and Everton Reserves and it is understood that he is keen to return to full-time involvement in football.
Chester, who have lost their opening three competitive league games of the season, are next in action tomorrow, when they travel to face Rotherham United at the Don Valley Stadium.
City’s only injury concern surrounds midfielder Ryan Lowe, who picked up a hamstring injury in training this week.
The Yorkshiremen are expected to include former Chester striker, Drewe Broughton in their squad.
The 29-year-old joined Rotherham on a short-term contract last week.
City have been handed a home tie against either Stockport County or Crewe Alexandra in the semi-finals of the Cheshire FA Senior Cup. They received a bye in the first round.