Marcus Bignot says things must change at Chester FC and that the club need to listen to the voices of the supporters, report the Chester Chronicle.

The Blues are a club in disarray on and off the field, contended with boardroom upheaval, a financial crisis and an almost certain relegation from the National League, one that could be confirmed as early as Saturday. The resignations from the City Fans United board of Simon Olorenshaw and Mark Howell and the decision by former manager Neil Young to step away from his voluntary advisory role have thrown the club into fresh turmoil.

And with supporters clamouring for answers on where the club heads now, Bignot, who will not have his contract renewed at the end of this season, believes the club needs to listen to its fans.

He said: “With the League Managers Association I am doing my diploma in football management. We meet up every month and we have these master classes but I don’t think anyone could prepare for this in terms of what we have been through.

“A CEO has gone, two chairmans, four directors resigned, nine contracted players we have had to speak to. The turnover, the cash flow problem, the unbelievable fundraising, yet we are coming into the last month of the season where over half the team are not being funded by a first team budget.

“You can create buzzwords and put great plans in, but they are only great plans if you have got good people, and that is the key. We have lost our way and it needs to find its way again in terms of bringing in good people with integrity and professionalism with a skill set both on and off the pitch in all areas of the business.”

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