Chesterfield have confirmed that Gary Caldwell will be their new head coach as confirmed by the club website.

Caldwell hasn’t been working as a head coach for long as his first job was with Wigan, where he was a fan favourite thanks to his playing days, which he took towards the end of the 2014/15 season. Then, he was unable to stop the Latics from being relegated from the Sky Bet Championship but was soon able to prove his worth as manager when he instantly guided them back to the second tier as the champions of Sky Bet League One. However after a poor start to the season, he was sacked as their manager.

Just a few months after his sacking though, Caldwell is back in management after taking this role with Chesterfield. It is set to be a tough job though with the Spireites being stuck in the relegation zone right now as they are in 22nd place. However just a draw could get them out as they are currently  level on points with 20th placed Bury.

After the appointment, Caldwell said: “It’s really exciting and I’m looking forward to it.”

“I was at the game at the weekend and I had discussions and now I’m just delighted to get everything done, and now I’m looking forward to working with and meeting the players.”
“I spoke to Chris Turner and Ashley Carson last week and I met them again just before the game on Saturday.”
“I had great discussions at length about where they wanted to go and what I could bring to that process and I felt that at this time in my career it’s the right move for me.”
“I felt that they were ambitious and I am too, I’m hungry to get back into management and to get success. I believe that gives you the control to bring you success and to win football games.”

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