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.
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