Former Salford City joint-managers Anthony Johnson and Bernard Morley are set to be announced as the new Chester management duo.

The pair left Salford last week by mutual consent, despite winning the National League North title with the Moor Lane outfit, who are owned by a group of ex-Manchester United players including Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes and Gary Neville.

Chester's board met on Monday night to make a final decision on who Marcus Bignot's successor will be and the club hope to release an official update within the next 24 hours.

The appointment of co-managers Johnson and Morley would represent a major coup for Chester especially given the financial constraints the club are working under following a crisis-ridden six months which almost saw the club face liquidation.

Johnson and Morley were thrust into the spotlight as part of the TV series 'Class of '92: Out of Their League' which screened on BBC in 2015 and has since returned on Sky Sports, a fly-on-the-wall documentary about Salford City's rise through the football pyramid.

The decision to part company with the duo was due to 'irreconcilable differences' according to Salford, with former England full-back Neville explaining: "Whilst this is disappointing, it is the right decision.

"The last four seasons with the managers have been the most successful in the club's history and a huge part of that is down to Anthony and Bernard, so this announcement is regrettable."