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Chester reappoint Wright as boss

Mark Wright
Mark Wright's first game back in charge will be against Morecambe

Chester City have reappointed former boss Mark Wright for a third spell as manager at the Deva Stadium.

The 45-year-old replaces Simon Davies, who was sacked on Tuesday, and has brought Steve Bleasdale, his assistant from his first spell, with him.

The managerial team have been appointed on a non-contract basis and take charge with Chester 19th in League Two.

Wright, who first arrived in City's non-league days in 2002, guided the club to the Conference title in 2004.

He then resigned on the eve of Chester's return to the Football League in August 2004, but returned 18 months later, this time with City legend Graham Barrow as his number two.

Wright helped City stay up but his tenure lasted only 14 months and he resigned a week before the end of the season in April 2007.

Bobby Williamson was appointed his successor but, after a storming start to the season, City then went on an awful post-Christmas slide - and it cost Williamson his job in March.

Academy coach Davies was promoted to the City hot seat, just doing enough to keep the club in the Football League.

But Davies was sacked following City's FA Cup exit at home to Millwall last weekend, following a run of just one win in 11 games.

And City have now turned once again to Wright, who was first linked with a third return to the club back in August, as part of Chester's ambitious plans both on and off the pitch.

For Bleasdale, it is a return to Chester for the first time since he was on Wright's backroom staff during City's days in the Conference.

He then followed Wright to Peterborough, where he was briefly in charge, earning notoriety for his cameo role as part of a Ron Atkinson TV documentary.

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