Chester have signed Spanish midfielder Roberto Martinez on a two-year deal.
Martinez was a popular team captain at Swansea
The 33-year-old was released by Swansea at the end of last season after a year on the fringes of the squad - despite his position as club captain.
"I didn't want to leave Swansea, but the decision was out of my hands so you just look forward," said Martinez.
"I'm delighted with my dealings with Chester and I'm looking forward to working with (manager) Mark Wright. The football challenge here excites me."