CHESTER FC are on the search for a new general manger, just 24 hours after the previous one had taken on the role.

The club unveiled Stephen Jones on Monday, having announced he had taken up the full-time role at last week's City Fans United meeting.

His £25k role involved responsibility for overseeing all matters relating to football administration as well as supporting the Operations Board and City Fans United Board in running all aspects of the club.

But the Blues have parted company with Mr Jones just one day on after issues in relation to his employment history were brought to light.

It is understood they relate to his time in the mortgage industry.

In a statement, the club said: "Chester Football Club can confirm that, following a number of issues that have come to the club's attention over the past 24 hours, Stephen Jones has left employment with the club with immediate effect.

"As part of the recruitment process significant checks and due diligence were completed based on the information provided upon application.

"The issues however only came to light following his commencement in post and the club has acted swiftly once they came out to resolve these matters.

"We will be making no further comment on the matter."

The role for a general manager was initially advertised by the club in late July.