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Chesterfield appoint Gary Caldwell as new manager

Chesterfield have appointed former Wigan Athletic manager, Gary Caldwell, as their new manager.

Caldwell replaces Danny Wilson, who was sacked earlier in January, and has signed a one-year rolling contract.

Last October Caldwell was sacked by Wigan after winning the League One title the previous season.

Chester­field are currently 22nd in League 1, four points above bottom club Coventry and level on points with Bury, the first team outside the relegation zone.

"We set out to appoint somebody young, enthu­si­astic, ambitious, who finished their football career not so long ago and could bring ideas to the club," said director and company secretary Ashley Carson. "Gary more than fits this bill."

Caldwell, who led Wigan on a 20-match unbeaten run during his first season as a manager, added: "I would not be here if I didn't believe the club could get out of the situation we are in now and look to achieve more success next season.

"I think I'm a better manager now for my 18 months at Wigan and I have had experiences that have made me a better manager."

JC

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