Chris Hutchings

Chris 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. When Jewell moved on to Sheffield Wednesday Hutchings took over as City manager before departing in 2000.

Hutchings then joined Jewell at Wigan Athletic in 2001, where he spent six years at the club and played a part in establishing them in the Barclays Premier League. He again had a spell as manager in his own right before rejoining Jewell at Derby County in April 2008. He remained at Pride Park until December 2008 then became  boss at Walsall. 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.

Before joining Shrewsbury in February 2014, Hutchings had coaching spells at Ipswich Town and Market Drayton. Hutchings was most recently assistant manager of Barnsley.

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.