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Last Updated: Saturday, 28 August, 2004, 06:25 GMT 07:25 UK
Rush handed Chester job
Ian Rush in the stands at Chester City against Darlington on Saturday (pic from Ted Blair/DAFTS)
Ian Rush in the stands at Chester City against Darlington on Saturday (Ted Blair/DAFTS)
Liverpool legend Ian Rush has been handed the manager's job at Chester City, BBC Merseyside has learned.

Rush, who started his career at Chester in 1979 before moving to Liverpool in 1980, will take up the post at the League Two club immediately.

Chester caretaker manager Ray Mathias has been appointed director of football at the club.

Rush, 42, takes over from former England defender Mark Wright, who left the club earlier this month.

Wales star Rush scored 14 goals in 33 appearances in seven months at Chester before being snapped up by Liverpool.

He went on to become one of the biggest names in the club's history, winning the League five times, the League Cup four times, the FA Cup three times and the European Cup in a glorious career at Anfield.

Rush also played for Juventus, Leeds, Newcastle, Sheffield United and Wrexham.

His assistant will be former Wales international Mark Aizlewood, who has quit his post with Carmarthen Town.

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