Gareth Seddon has backed his former bosses Anthony Johnson and Bernard Morley to turn around Chester’s ailing fortunes.

The pair left Salford City 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, and are set to be announced as Chester’s new co-managers. Salford cited 'irreconcilable differences' for the split.

The appointment would represent a major coup for Chester given the financial constraints the club are working under following a crisis-ridden six months which almost saw the club face liquidation, and culminated in their relegation from the National League last month.

Seddon, who joined Salford from Chester back in 2014, made the Blues’ board aware of the duo’s impending availability when contacted a fortnight ago and believes their proven ability to work on a shoestring budget in their previous job at Ramsbottom – where they achieved two promotions – should stand them good stead at the Deva.

“I was in touch with Chester and I put their names forward to the club, as I was hearing at that point they were probably going to be leaving Salford,” explained the 37-year-old.

“There were rumours that they’d be leaving and it would mutual consent. Chester were quite a long way down the process (of approaching Neil Redfearn) at that stage, but I did flag up that if that fell through, Jonno and Bernard were likely to become available.

“They’re both really good guys and they know that league like the back of their hand. I’m not sure of the exact budget they will have to play with at Chester, but they are both used to working on a tight budget from their time at Ramsbottom.

“They hardly had any money to spend at Ramsbottom, but they worked wonders there, the team over-performed massively. They are promotion winners who really know how to recruit players, they’ve got a wealth of knowledge of National League North players.

“No stone will be left unturned and they will have everyone completely prepared for every game, a hell of a lot of effort goes into every training session.

“Chester supporters have to get behind them both 100 per cent as you will not find two more passionate guys at any club in that division.”

The dynamic duo were thrust into the limelight as part of the BBC series ‘Class of 92: Out of Their League’, which first aired in 2015 and has since been taken on by Sky Sports.

Seddon, who featured heavily in the programme, believes Johnson and Morley take a more measured approach to management than portrayed on the small screen.

“A lot of people will only know them from the TV series, but you’ve got to remember that it’s only TV,” he continued.

“Ranting and raving in the dressing room makes for much better TV than someone having an intelligent conversation. That’s just TV and it certainly wasn’t a case of them shouting all the time when I played for them.

“They will get their players up for every game. They have had an excellent footballing education.”

The Burnley-born striker added there will be no room for ‘sulking’ at Chester once the joint-managers enter the building, with an announcement expected within 24 hours.

“Chester have been in crisis on and off the pitch, but going down to the North, it’ll be a case of Jonno and Bernard coming in and drawing a line under last season,” Seddon said.

“Where is the club now going and how are we going to achieve it? They will bring in the right sort of lads and get them focused on delivering results for Chester.

“They get everyone working towards the same goal. No sulking, just how have we got here and how do we get the club back on track? You couldn’t ask for two better blokes going in there.”