CHESTER FC will part company with manager Steve Watson at the end of the season, the club has revealed.

Following amicable discussions over recent days and after careful consideration, Steve and the club have agreed this is in the best interest of both parties.

He will continue to lead the team until the end of his contract, which expires following the trip to Brackley Town on the final afternoon of the season.

The club said in a statement: "We thank Steve for his contribution, professionalism and the progress he has made over the past five months, and wish him every success in his future career.

"The club can assure supporters we will be seeking to identify and appoint a new manager as swiftly as possible."