Marcus Bignot has admitted he considered his future as Chester FC manager but believes the arrival of Neil Young has given them a fighting chance, say The Chester Chronicle.
Marooned near the foot of the National League table, forced to lose his support staff and a number of senior first team players and relying on volunteers to patch up his match day squad, this has been the most testing of seasons for the Chester manager. Mismanagement at the top has left the Blues in crisis.
Over £95,000 was raised by fans after the revelations of the financial crisis at the end of January, and that figure will help Chester get to the end of the season at least. But what happens next?
Liabilities well in excess of the £100,000 quoted at last week’s City Fans United members meeting mean that it will be a season of real struggle again next year, one that will likely be played out in the National League North given Chester’s perilous league position.
With no support staff around him after the departure of Dave Felgate, Bignot was allowed to bring in a member of staff. The man he angled for was Chester legend and three-time championship winner with the Blues – Neil Young.
Young has returned to the club in an advisory capacity in the short-term, and he is someone who Bignot wants to work with longer term at the football club if he can.
“I am not a quitter, I am a fighter – but I’m not stupid,” said Bignot. “I have considered my future in terms of resigning.”
“Clearly this wasn’t the job I applied for and I am just managing consequences of decisions made prior to me and while I have been here. I want to make decisions and I want to be judged on the decisions I make.
“As a manager I make no decisions as I am constantly firefighting.”
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