Steve Watson has emerged as one of the contenders to be the next Chester FC manager.

Chester are looking for a new manager and one of Kevin Keegan’s ‘entertainers’ has applied for the job.

Watson played a key role in the Kevin Keegan team that brought the good times back to Tyneside, and the Chester Chronicle say that he is the latest high profile name to have formally applied for the advertised position.

Still only 42, Steve Watson was one a group of players which also included the likes of Lee Clark, Robbie Elliott and Steve Howey, that came through the ranks of the club and which has never been repeated since.

The National League club sacked their old boss Steve Burr after a run of one win in 10 games and amongst the names who have already applied, is former Manchester City striker Shaun Goater.

Playing over 250 matches for Newcastle, Steve Watson went on to also star for Everton and Aston Villa in the Premier League.

He has had coaching roles at both Huddersfield and Birmingham under Lee Clark, eventually becoming assistant manager at St.Andrews before the pair of them were sacked in late 2014.

Steve Watson lives not too far away from Chester in Wilmslow and as well as media work, has also been assisting Manager John Askey at Macclesfield this season, whilst at the same time looking for a manager’s job of his own.

Good luck to Steve Watson in his attempts to climb on the first rung of the slippery ladder that is the managerial game.