Former Scotland striker Chris Iwelumo back in football after taking up coaching role at Chester



FORMER SCOTLAND striker Chris Iwelumo has been named assistant manager of National League outfit Chester.

Iwelumo, 38, ended his playing days with the Deva Stadium side, scoring one goal in 10 appearances – and will now begin his coaching career with the same club as number two to Jon McCarthy.

He replaces Ian Sharps, who left Chester to take up a role as first-team coach with Walsall.

(Pic: Twitter @chris_iwelumo)
(Pic: Twitter @chris_iwelumo)

Paisley-born Iwelumo turned out for 19 different clubs as a player, including St Mirren and St Johnstone, and claimed four caps, with his defining moment in a Scotland jersey coming when he missed an astonishing sitter against Norway.

He has recently been working as a pundit on television and radio and will combine those commitments with his new role.

Iwelumo tweeted: “Delighted to announce I’ve been appointed assistant manager of Chester FC, can’t wait to get started at such a brilliantly run club.”