Iain Jenkins

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Iain Jenkins
Personal information
Full name Iain Jenkins
Date of birth (1972-11-24) 24 November 1972 (age 44)
Place of birth Whiston, England
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Playing position Full back
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1991–1993 Everton 5 (0)
1992 Bradford City (loan) 6 (0)
1993–1998 Chester City 160 (1)
1998–2000 Dundee United 14 (0)
2000–2001 Shrewsbury Town 21 (0)
2001–2002 Chester City 6 (0)
National team
1997 Northern Ireland B 1 (0)
1997–1999 Northern Ireland 6 (0)
Teams managed
2006–2008 Dundee North End
2008–2009 Tayport
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Iain Jenkins (born 24 November 1972) is an English-born former footballer who represented Northern Ireland at international level. He is the former assistant manager of St Mirren

Playing career[edit]

Born in Whiston (then in Lancashire, but now part of Merseyside), Jenkins began his career with Everton and made five league appearances for the Toffees. After a short loan spell at Bradford City, Jenkins moved to Chester City, where he would stay with the Blues five years. He recovered from a car accident in November 1995 to play again within five months and went on to often captain the side before leaving for Dundee United in March 1998. By this point, Jenkins was part of the Northern Ireland squad – making him Chester's first full international since Andy Holden more than a decade earlier.

Injuries restricted Jenkins to just 14 league appearances in two years for Dundee United. Following his release from United in 2000, Jenkins moved south to Shrewsbury Town and then back to Chester City, where he ended his playing career with a handful of appearances.

Coaching and management[edit]

Following his retirement, Jenkins became Chester youth coach, before moving to Scottish Junior Football Eastern Region North Division side Broughty Athletic in 2004. After a year there as coach, he became assistant manager at Dundee North End in June 2005, before becoming manager in June 2006. Shortly after leaving his post in May 2008, Jenkins was appointed manager of Tayport,[1] leaving in August 2009 to become assistant manager at Cowdenbeath.[2]

It was announced on 11 June 2010 that Jenkins had followed Danny Lennon to St Mirren as his Assistant Manager; he left the club amicably in July 2011. Jenkins announced in September that he was in the running to take up the Manager's Vacancy at Scottish Third Division side Peterhead.


  1. ^ "Tayport move quickly to appoint new boss". FifeToday.co.uk. 2008-06-19. Retrieved 2008-06-20. 
  2. ^ Shields, John (2009-08-25). "Shire swoop lands Lynch". London: The Sun. 

Iain since leaving St Mirren became Scottish FA Performance Coach

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