Chester managers Anthony Johnson and Bernard Morley have signed two-and-a-half-year contract extensions with the club.

The new deals will see the management duo commit to the Blues until the end of the 2021/22 season.

Johnson and Morley arrived at the Deva in May 2018 after leaving Salford City – the side they had won the National League North title with just one month prior.

Despite a stop-start 2018/19 season blighted by injuries and match postponements due to infrastructure damage at the ground, Johnson and Morley guided Chester to a respectable ninth place finish after the club's relegation to National League North the previous season.

This term the Blues, who currently sit third in the table, have moved to a hybrid model with the managers assembling an exciting team playing attractive and fast-paced attacking football.

A joint statement issued by the managers following the club's announcement of the deals, said: "Stay with us. Our ambitions are limitless.

"Chester FC's ceiling is as high as we want it to be. This isn't a small little club punching above it's weight, where we are right now is the absolute minimum. We believe where we can get to over the next two-and-a-half years is scary."

Chester FC's Board of Directors were delighted to tie the managers down to new deals, with vice-chair Andy Morris impressed with the club's progress under the duo's stewardship.

He said: “The Board of City Fans United are delighted to secure the contract extension of Bernard Morley and Anthony Johnson until May 2022.

“Successful football clubs are built through sustained and continued improvement on and off the pitch and the work that these managers have done over the last 18 months to develop a footballing infrastructure, which aligned to our club values, has been remarkable given where the club were when they joined.

“The board look forward to working with the managers for the duration of the contract and have the utmost confidence that the club will continue to progress under their stewardship.”