Calum McIntyre does not wish to be considered for the Chester manager’s job on a permanent basis, the rookie boss has confirmed.

The academy head coach was cast into the spotlight this week having been asked to take over first-team duties for the remainder of the season, following Marcus Bignot’s sacking on Wednesday. Bignot was informed of his sacking by two board directors at Chester’s youth team cup semi-final tie, which McIntyre’s teenagers won 4-1 to progress into the final.

His three-match tenure began with a 4-2 defeat at Boreham Wood on Saturday, after which the 24-year-old insisted his ‘intentions were quite clear’ in terms of returning to his academy role once the Blues have sought an appointment as their new manager, with applications currently being accepted.

“It has been a really tough week and I have made my intentions quite clear (regarding the first-team job). It’s not an ideal scenario,” he explained.

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