Date: 13th May 2007 at 8:42pm
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Williamson succeeds Mark Wright who was sacked last month following a disappointing League Two campaign.

City chairman Stephen Vaughan explained to Sky Sports News why Williamson was the standout candidate to take the reins at The Saunders Honda Stadium.

‘He comes with a big pedigree, he’s managed in the Scottish Premier League, he’s managed in the Championship and he’s got a lot of good policies on youth so we had no doubt in our mind that once we spoke to Bobby today [Friday] that he was going to be the next Chester City manager.

‘He’s desperate to get back into English football and he’s got the ideal stage to do that with Chester City football club.’

Williamson made his name as a manager at SPL sides Kilmarnock and Hibernian before moving south and taking the reins at Championship-bound Plymouth – the club he left at the start of last season.

The appointment will disappoint Livingston, who were running the rule over Williamson as a possible replacement for the axed John Robertson at Almondvale.

Meanwhile Rangers coach Malcolm Thompson will join Williamson as assistant manager, the future of youth team boss Simon Davies is not known at the minute.