Chesterfield find their man in former Wigan boss Gary Caldwell

Jack Kitson by Jack Kitson / 17 January 2017, 12:04

Chesterfield’s hunt for a new manager has had more twists and turns than an episode of Sherlock Holmes, but the League One outfit have finally revealed that it's Gary Caldwell who has replaced Danny Wilson in the dugout on a one-year rolling contract.

Over the weekend just about everyone expected the Derbyshire side to name Caldwell (who was as short as 1/10 last Friday) as their new boss, however Tony Mowbray suddenly shot into contention on Monday afternoon, with bookmakers then suspending the betting on the market.

Late on Monday night Chesterfield announced that they would be unveiling their new manager in a press conference at 12pm on Tuesday, with Mowbray seemingly destined for the job.

But, in another twist HITC Sport then reported on Tuesday morning that the new manager would in fact be Caldwell...which has turned out to be the case.

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Caldwell fits the mould of a young and dynamic manager who is now back in the dugout less than three months after losing his job at Wigan Athletic.

The 34-year-old led the Latics to the League One title last season, only to rather harshly lose his job back in October after 18 months at the helm.

However, he now returns to the dugout with a Chesterfield (becoming the club's 33rd permanent manager) who are down in 22nd - but only in the relegation zone on goal difference - with his first game in charge at home to mid-table AFC Wimbledon on Saturday.


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