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Former Liverpool striker Ian Rush is in line to succeed Mark Hughes as manager of Wales after his Chester City club gave the FA of Wales permission to talk to him about the job.

“The FA of Wales have approached us and we will not stand in his way,” Stephen Vaughan, the chairman of the English fourth division club, told Sky Sports News.

“Whether he will take the job, or do it full-time or part-time and stay here I can’t say yet. We would love him to stay here but we won’t stand in his way.

“He has done a magnificent job for Chester and is going to be a top manager one day. It’s a big opportunity for him,” Vaughan added.

Rush began his playing career at Chester in the late 1970s before moving to Liverpool where he won five league titles, three FA Cups, five League Cups and the European Cup.

He played 73 times for Wales and is their record scorer with 28 goals.

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