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Blues News - Colin Woodthorpe appointed Assistant Manager

Chester FC has confirmed the appointment of Colin Woodthorpe as Assistant Manager.

The 53-year-old returns to the club where his playing career got underway back in the 1985/86 season.

Colin boasts a wealth of playing experience including more than 150 matches for Chester, before being sold to Norwich City for a six-figure sum in 1990. He would feature for the Canaries in the English top-flight, before playing more first division football in Scotland at Aberdeen.

He also made well over a century of appearances for each of his last two clubs, Stockport County and Bury, before hanging up his boots in 2008.

Woodthorpe also has excellent pedigree in a coaching capacity, which started at Colwyn Bay as Assistant Manager back in 2010. He moved to AFC Fylde with Dave Challinor in 2012, and together they brought the Coasters up to the National League and also clinched an FA Trophy success at Wembley in 2019.

Colin first linked up with Blues First Team Manager Calum McIntyre at Runcorn Linnets in 2020.

The Blues boss had this to say on Colin’s appointment to his backroom staff: “I am delighted to bring Colin in as Assistant Manager.

“I firmly believe that when you appoint a Manager, you are appointing a management team and Colin is a huge part of that.

“His playing experience is phenomenal, and a huge asset given the experiences this has brought him. However, his record in a coaching role is equally impressive achieving four promotions and an FA Trophy win at Wembley.

“Colin has a real history at this football club which makes him an even better appointment. We have a close working relationship and I am delighted to have him on board.”

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