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Spireites' legend Lester returns to coaching role at Sheffield United

Former Chesterfield player and manager Jack Lester has returned to football, by taking up a new role as head of Sheffield United's academy system

Lester spent six years as a player with the Spireites, scoring 85 league goals and cementing his legacy as one of the best strikers in the club's history.

He then managed the club for a brief spell in the 2017/18 season but was unable to steer the Spireites away from relegation to the national league.

In a statement on the official Sheffield United website, Lester said: "I'm delighted to be back with the club, being a Sheffield lad and a former player, this club is close to my heart and is great to be able to take the reins and continue the excellent work that has gone on at the SteelPhalt Academy over the years."

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