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Carlisle United – Chris Beech
Chris Beech has been appointed as the new manager of Carlisle United after a lengthy interview process. He replaces the outgoing Steven Pressley who managed the club for less than a year before begin dismissed following the club's poor league form. Beech was born in Blackpool in 1974 and has enjoyed a long and renowned career as a player before moving into management.
A midfielder by trade, Beech brought his playing career into flower as a youngster with Blackpool, his local youth team from a youngster to a young teenager. He played for the tangerine’s youth academy until 1993 when he received his first professional contract at the tender age of 18. Upon becoming a professional, Beech played 82 league games for the seasiders and scored four goals in the process. After three years on the Lancashire coast, Beech joined Hartlepool United in 1996. It was the club where it transpired, he would play the best football of his nearly two-decade long career. Over the course of his two-year stint with Hartlepool United, Beech played nearly a century of games and scored 23 goals - a very impressive return for a player in his position.
After the best spell of his career, Beech, presumably hoping to continue his good fortunes in England, decided to seek pastures new. He was scouted by Huddersfield Town while still playing for his parent club and made the permanent decision to switch clubs to Lancashire outfit Huddersfield Town in 1998. He would spend four years with Town, playing 71 games and scoring 12 goals. This took his overall career goals tally to 39 goals in 247 games. It wasn't the best return for a midfielder of his disposition but Beech was known for his defensive work as well as he was his attacking contribution.
With Huddersfield, Beech was part of Steve Bruce's - ex-Man United player and Red Devils legend - team which were chasing promotion to the Premier League. Unfortunately, Beech and Huddersfield were unable to make it to the top-flight and the midfielder would spend the rest of his playing days in the Football League, a record he is hoping tom improve in his time at Carlisle United. After his ill-fated days at Huddersfield United, Beech joined Rochdale in 2002. Despite playing for the Lancashire club for just two years, Beech became a club favourite with Rochdale. He scored a single goal in his 32 appearances for Rochdale before hanging up his boots to focus on management.
Following his retirement, Beech stayed with Rochdale. He took over the manager's position in 2011 following his acquirement of the coaching badges which he required. His stay with the club was only brief however and he was dismissed after less than a year with the club only to be succeeded by former Accrington Stanley boss John Coleman. From here, Beech joined Carlisle United where he remains to this day after taking over the previous managerial incumbent who was dismissed after the club’s poor league form.