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Sheridan named Chesterfield boss

John Sheridan
Sheridan left his first managerial position at Oldham in March

Chesterfield have confirmed that their new manager is former Oldham Athletic boss John Sheridan.

The ex-Leeds United and Sheffield Wednesday midfielder has signed a three-year deal at Saltergate.

"What has become clear in the meetings we've had is the ambition of the club and where they want to go," Sheridan told BBC Radio Sheffield.

"I want to go far in the game. It's a big challenge and something I'm very confident I can do."

Sheridan is joined by his former Latics assistant manager Tommy Wright, while ex-Fulham and Sheffield Wednesday keeper Mark Crossley is the new player/coach.

The new Spireites management team have all signed contracts keeping them at the club until June 2012.

Sheridan left Oldham in March after almost three years in charge at Boundary Park, during which time he took them to a League One play-off semi-final in his first season and narrowly missed out on the top six in his second.

He replaces Lee Richardson who departed from Chesterfield last month.


The former Republic of Ireland international has also named Shane Nicholson as the club's fitness coach, and has retained the existing physio Jamie Hewitt and scout Dave Thompson.

Former assistant manager Scott Sellars has not had his contract renewed.

Chesterfield chairman Dave Allen has promised to invest £4m in the club to coincide with the arrival of the new managerial appointments.

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see also
Allen to invest in Chesterfield
28 May 09 |  Chesterfield
Chesterfield end Richardson era
06 May 09 |  Chesterfield
Oldham boss Sheridan leaves club
15 Mar 09 |  Oldham

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