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282 league appearance with 83 goals,with majority of these games and goals in the top-flight and transfer fees totally over £5,000,000; Matt is one of the most high profile signings Chorley FC have ever made.

He started his career with his home town club Carlisle United, and his skilful displays soon had bigger clubs keeping a eye on his progress.  Toward the end of his second season as a pro he was sold to Crystal Palace for £1m.

After just 31 appearances for the Selhurst Park club he was transferred onto Blackburn Rovers for £4.1m, where he became good friends with Garry Flitcroft and enjoyed the best times of his playing days.

After a near-fatal motorcycle crash in Rome in the summer of 2002, a summer that would have been spent with the England side at the World Cup in Japan and South Korea had he not been struck by a stomach illness, Jansen struggled to regain his fitness and spent spells with Coventry City, Bolton Wanderers, Wrexham before teaming up with Flitty at Leigh and then here at Chorley where he is also part of the coaching team.

Former clubs (player): Carlisle United, Crystal Palace, Blackburn Rovers, Coventry City, Bolton Wanderers, Wrexham, Leigh Genesis

Former clubs (management):  Leigh Genesis

In the summer of 2015 Matt stepped up to the managers seat to replace Garry Flitcroft.


Assistant Manager

Click here to read his player profile at the club.

Forced to retire from playing in December 2014, Jamie stayed with the club initially as first team coach bu stepped up to become joint assistant manager to Matt Jansen when Garry Flitcroft stepped down.

Jonathan SMITH

Assistant Manager

An experiened 6ft 4in central defender, Jonathan played a big part in Accrington Stanley's rise through the non-league ranks at the Crown Ground, winning three titles during an eight year spell at the club.

He was Garry Flitcrofts captain at Leigh Genesis prior to his move to Lancaster City in February 2010. Rejoined Garry at Victory Park in the summer of 2010, however his playing appearances were mainly limited to cup games and covering the regular defenders.

Now retired from playing he is concentrating on his coaching duties at Victory Park

Former clubs (player): Fleetwood, Barrow, Accrington Stanley, Darwen, Fleetwood Town, Clitheroe, Leigh Genesis, Lancaster City

Former clubs (management): None

In the summer of 2015 Jon became joint Assistant to Matt Jansen following Garry Flitcroft's decision to step down.

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