CURLE UNVEILED AS CHESTER MANAGER
Chester name Curle as new manager
Chester have appointed former Mansfield boss Keith Curle as their new manager.
The 41-year-old ex-England defender has signed a one-year contract and fills the vacancy created when Ian Rush resigned at the start of the month.
Chairman Stephen Vaughan also spoke to John Hollins and Vauxhall Motors boss Owen Brown before opting for Curle.
"I never had any doubts as to my choice from the minute I met Keith. The board and I feel that his appointment will pay dividends for this club," he said.
FROM BBC SPORT ONLINE
Keith Curle has been confirmed as the new manager of Chester.He has agreed a 12-month deal and Sky Sports News hope to speak to him just after 8 O'clock this morning.
Curle's return to football management at Chester comes after the former Manchester City player was sacked as Mansfield Town boss back in December for a breach of club discipline.
Despite his acrimonious departure from Field Mill, Curle was delighted to be back in football management with The Blues.
"The club didn't make a knee-jerk reaction with the appointment," Curle told Sky Sports News.
"He (Chester chairman Stephen Vaughan) wanted to find out as much information about myself and obviously, all the other candidates as well.
"It's very pleasing to have been chosen and it's my opportunity to step in at Chester and develop the football club.
"The one thing I want Chester to do is I want them to be hard-working, enthusiast and entertaining.
"The only way you going to get supporters back into the ground to maximum capacity is by playing entertaining, winning football."
Chester to reveal boss on Friday
Curle is favourite to take over the hotseat vacated by Ian Rush
Chester will name their new manager on Friday, with Keith Curle, John Hollins and Vauxhall Motors boss Owen Brown reportedly in the frame for the job.
The Blues have been managerless since Ian Rush quit earlier this month, with David Bell placed in temporary charge.
City chairman Stephen Vaughan said: "The decision has been made and we're going to move on it. David will be part of the new coaching team.
"We had the shortlist down to two names and the decision has now been made."
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