A UEFA Pro Licence holder, Chris Beech began his football career for his hometown club, Blackpool, playing under manager Sam Allardyce. After stints with Hartlepool United and Huddersfield Town, he finally retired in 2004 while playing for Rochdale.
Turning to coaching, he worked with the U12s at Bury before impressing as the club’s youth team manager. He subsequently returned to former club, Rochdale, to work with the youth team, and he also enjoyed a month as caretaker manager in their 2011-12 League One campaign. He was promoted to assistant manager in 2013, a role he held at Spotland for nearly six years.
He was appointed manager of League Two club Carlisle United in November 2019.