DEFIANT Chester City manager Ian Rush last night insisted that he is determined to see the job through.
The former Liverpool striker was on the brink of leaving the League Two club this week.
But after a Saturday morning meeting with chairman Stephen Vaughan, Rush then saw his players respond to a turbulent few days by delivering one of their best displays of the season to earn a 2-2 draw against a Southend United side that have not lost in nine games. And Rush was in no mood to give up on his first managerial appointment.
"I will carry on as Chester manager," he declared. "I have a two-and-a-half year contract that I intend to fulfill."
It took an 85th-minute equaliser to deny Chester, who responded to last week's 5-0 thrashing by Shrewbsury Town and the public falling out between manager and chairman by delivering a positive response.
Rush added: "In football things happen, and you have disagreements with chairmen."