Chris Hutchings
CHRIS
HUTCHINGS

Chris Hutchings was most recently assistant manager of Barnsley.

Hutchings, a holder of the UEFA Pro Licence, has managed in the Barclays Premier League with spells at Bradford City and Wigan Athletic.

He began his coaching career at Rotherham United, where he was youth team coach after finishing his playing career whilst at Millmoor.

After Rotherham, Hutchings moved on to Bradford City, as assistant to Chris Kamara, before working for the first time with Paul Jewell.

During his time with Bradford he helped the club rise from the second division into the top-flight.

Hutchings then moved to Wigan Athletic in 2001, where he spent six years at the club and played a part in establishing them in the Barclays Premier League.

After Wigan, he joined Derby County in April 2008, where he remained at Pride Park until December 2008 before accepting becoming boss at the Banks's Stadium.

In his first full season in charge, Hutchings guided Walsall to a respectable 10th place finish in League One. He remained with the club until January 2011 after two years in charge.

Before joining Shrewsbury in February 2014, Hutchings had coaching spells at Ipswich Town and Market Drayton.

Hutchings, had previously played for Walsall where made 40 League appearances for the club during the 1990/91 season.

He began his professional career at Chelsea, before spells at Brighton & Hove Albion, Huddersfield Town, Walsall and Rotherham in a career that amassed almost 500 League appearances.

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