BANGOR 1876 director of football Iwan Williams is set to leave the club.

The Chronicle understands that the well-respected coach has been offered the chance to join the management team at English League side Chester, which he has decided to accept.

Williams has played a leading role in the development across the Gwynedd League champions since their inception, turning out in a playing capacity last season before injury cut his campaign and career short.

This was followed by Williams taking on the director of football role at the club, which saw him implement a structure and youth set-up that should stand the fan-owned set-up in years to come.

With the prospect of football below elite level this season looking more unlikely with every passing day, Williams has now opted to depart for pastures new and look to make his presence felt in a coaching capacity with the National League North side.

It is the second blow of the week for 1876, with veteran striker Les Davies deciding to end his association with the club in favour of a move to JD Cymru Premier outfit Flint Town United.

Williams has previous management experience at high-profile clubs such as Caernarfon Town and Llandudno, with the coach recently completing his UEFA Pro Licence to further enhance his credentials.

No official confirmation has been announced by either club, with formal confirmation expected in the not-too-distant future.