Calum McIntyre – First Team Manager

Calum was appointed as Chester FC Manager in May 2022, and is our seventh permanent managerial appointment since reformation, signing a two-year deal with the club.

McIntyre was the club’s full-time Academy Head Coach since 2016 until his appointment, 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.


Colin Woodthorpe – Assistant Manager

Colin returned to Chester FC as Assistant Manager in May 2022. His playing career got underway with the Blues 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.

Mike Allcock – First Team Coach/Academy Head Coach

Mike initially arrived at the Deva as Youth Team Assistant Manager and Lead Technical Coach for the Academy back in August 2020. In May 2022, he was promoted to the role of Academy Head Coach to replace new First Team Manager Calum McIntyre, having had previous experience at AFC Fylde – as Under 18’s Manager – and Hyde United.

Allcock also was added to McIntyre’s new look backroom staff as First Team Coach in the summer of 2022, having worked with both Calum and Colin Woodthorpe at Runcorn Linnets prior.


Jimmy Soul – Kit Manager

Jimmy is the ‘Soul Man’ at the Club – being responsible for the kit at all times, and is an important part of the team. Jimmy is one of the most infectious characters at the club, and is a well known figure since he joined in 2010. Jimmy breathes each game like the rest of us!