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Chris Hutchings
"I want to take this club right up the league"
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Thursday, 22 June, 2000, 16:59 GMT 17:59 UK
Hutchings appointed new Bantams boss
Hutchings
Hutchings helped to keep the Bradford team up
Bradford have appointed relative unknown Chris Hutchings as their new manager following the departure of Paul Jewell to Sheffield Wednesday.

The 42-year-old was assistant to Jewell and has been given a two-year contract, with Bantams midfielder Stuart McCall set to be handed the number two position.

Chairman Geoffrey Richmond was keen to appoint someone from within the club and thought that Hutchings was his ideal man.

"Chris has been offered the job as the Board consider that continuity has served the club well in the last two managerial appointments," said Richmond.

On holiday

"Chris Hutchings has in many ways been the unsung hero at Bradford City in recent years.


Chris Hutchings CV
Born: 1957, Winchester
Played for Harrow, Chelsea, Brighton, Huddersfield, Walsall, Rotherham
First coaching job: Rotherham youth team
Joined Bradford under Chris Kamara, became Jewell's assistant manager
"He was assistant manager in the Second Division and First Division promotion campaigns and last season's Premiership survival season.

"He has had vast experience as a footballer and is extremely well thought of by the players and all of the club staff."

McCall is currently on holiday in the United States and the club have been unable to contact him, so first-team coach Terry Yorath will hold hid post for the time being.

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