Date: 12th November 2008 at 8:43pm
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Chester City Assistant Manager Wayne Allison has told the Blues he will not be applying for the vacant managers job at the Deva Stadium. The former Chesterfield star revealed that he has been asked to take caretaker charge of the side until a successor for Simon Davies is found.

Speaking on his personal blogging site, Chester City’s Assistant Manager exclusively revealed: ‘I was as shocked as anyone to hear the news of Simon`s departure. It came as a complete surprise especially with games coming up against Morecambe and Aldershot, games which I think we can win at home.

‘Simon is a great bloke and a very good coach. We had an excellent working relationship, one which I hope we can renew again in the future. I firmly believe he will go on to be a successful Manager and hopefully he will be back in the game very soon.

‘I felt it was a difficult time for him, with Chester`s limited resources and the Club in the transfer embargo which prevented him bringing any new faces in, which could have freshened things up, made a real impact and probably got us out of the position we are in.

‘So to say it is hugely disappointing is an understatement.

‘I have spoken to the club and I was asked to be Caretaker Manager for the Morecambe game. I will be taking training and preparing the players for the game.

‘I also had a long chat with Simon about my position. He bought me to the club, which I am extremely grateful for and now I have his full backing which is very important to me.

‘I would like to state that I am not going to be putting my name forward for the vacant Managers job.

‘I feel that at this time in my career I want to continue my development as a coach and have more experience as an Assistant Manager, which will hopefully stand me in good stead for the future, when hopefully I will be a Manager.’