John Sheridan returns to the Proact for 2nd spell as manager

John Sheridan has been confirmed as the new manager of Chesterfield at a press conference this afternoon.

He returns for his 2nd spell at the Proact Stadium after resigning from his role at league 2 side Carlisle United last week.

Sheridan's previous spell saw the club win the league 2 title in 2011, along with a Football League Trophy in 2012 when the Spireites beat Swindon 2-0 at Wembley.

The 54-year-old's immediate challenge will be to turn the club's form around and guide Chesterfield away from a third consecutive relegation.

The club are currently two points from safety, and sat 22nd in the division.

He replaces Martin Allen, who was relieved of his duties following a 4-0 home defeat to Solihull Moors on Boxing Day.

Glynn Snodin has been named as Sheridan's assistant manager. 

On his appointment, Sheridan said: "It’s a tough time and it’s about winning games as quickly as we can. I’m under no illusions.”

“I’ve identified areas of the team we need to strengthen. Adding a couple of players will give us a bit of a lift.”

Owner Dave Allen said: “I think it’s more than a coup for the club. I’m absolutely delighted.”

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