BREAKING | Calum McIntyre appointed First Team Manager!

    Chester Football Club are delighted to announce the appointment of Calum McIntyre as First Team Manager.

    Calum has put pen to paper on a two-year deal at the Deva Stadium and takes up the post with immediate effect.

    The 28-year-old Cestrian, who becomes our seventh permanent manager since reformation, has been the club’s full-time Academy Head Coach since 2016 and performed a variety of roles across the first team coaching staff – being involved in over 140 first team fixtures under three different management teams.

    Calum also had a spell as Caretaker Manager in April 2018, securing an away win at Barrow in one of his three matches in temporary charge in the National League.

    In June 2020, he took his first step into permanent senior management with Northern Premier Division One (West) side Runcorn Linnets.

    In his first full season at the APEC Taxis Stadium, Calum guided the Linnets to an impressive fourth place finish and the play-off final, where they were narrowly edged out by Marine.

    Calum’s achievements within his Academy role speak for themselves, twice winning the National League U19 Alliance Cup and overseeing the development of Academy graduates such as Sam Hughes, Tom Crawford and Will Goodwin, as well as current promising first team squad members Harrison Burke and Ollie Heywood.

    CFU Chair Kieron Shiel said: “I am absolutely delighted to be appointing Calum to the role of First Team Manager.

    “He was the standout candidate in an extremely strong list. I feel this is the right time for him and a very exciting time at the club as we move to daytime training at the KGV, recent strengthening of our board and the appointment of Georgina as the new General Manager.

    “I really feel there are a lot of pieces now beginning to drop into place and Calum has been, and will continue to be, an even bigger part of that jigsaw.”

    We would like to place on record our thanks to Runcorn Linnets Football Club for their understanding and assistance.

    Calum’s first full interview as Blues boss will air over the weekend on The Seals Podcast. A further announcement will be made on his backroom staff in due course.