Chris Beech

AFC Fylde

Chris Beech is a football coach serving as the Head Coach of A. F. C. Fylde since . He has previously been associated with Rochdale AFC during his career.

Chris, a former professional footballer, made his debut at 18 for Blackpool and went on to play for Hartlepool United, Huddersfield Town, and Rochdale. His career spanned over 315 league appearances and more than 50 goals. Transitioning into coaching due to injuries, Chris began at Bury FC, then moved to a 12-year role at Rochdale AFC, progressing from Head of Youth to Assistant Manager.

In 2019, Chris became Head Coach of Carlisle United, inheriting a team ranked 21st in League Two. He remarkably transformed Carlisle into a top-league team, concluding his impactful tenure in late 2021.