Chesterfield parted company with manager Gary Caldwell after just 8 months in the role as manager. Having been unable to keep the Spireites in League One last season, Caldwell was given the task of building a team capable of an immediate return to English football’s third tier.
Following just one win this season in eight games though, the Chesterfield board decided to relieve Caldwell of his duties and placed Guy Branston in temporary charge.
We take a look at three potential new candidates to take the Chesterfield hot seat.
Despite having no previous managerial experience, Kevin Davies could be seen as a potential replacement to the outgoing Gary Caldwell. Davies is no stranger to the Spireites supporters, having played for the club between 1993 and 1997, before he attracted the attention of Southampton.
Some will say that the club need an experienced manager at the helm to help guide the club up the League Two table, but with Davies having played under the likes of Graeme Souness and Sam Allardyce, he is sure to have picked up plenty of quality coaching tips and methods and could be seen as an outsider for the hot seat.
Having started his managerial career in Scotland with Hibernian, Stubbs won the club the Scottish Cup in the 2015-2016 season, their first time in 114 years. After guiding Hib’s to success, he moved South of the border and became the new manager of Rotherham United.
Despite being appointed in June 2016, Stubbs was sacked by the ‘Millers’ in October the same year after losing ten of his fourteen games in charge of the football club. Despite only having a brief spell with Rotherham, the drop down to League Two could re-galvanise his managerial career and he could draw on his success at Hibernian and guide Chesterfield up the League Two table.
The experienced option for Chesterfield would be to turn to Steve Cotterill. Having had plenty of managerial jobs throughout his career and having worked with plenty of decent names in the game, he could certainly turn the clubs fortunes around and help them back up the League Two table.
Starting his career at Sligo Rovers, Cotterill led the Irish outfit into Europe, before making the move to Cheltenham Town who were at the time of his appointment a Southern Football League Premier Division side. In his first full year with the club though he got them promoted to the Football Conference. After spending five years with the club he moved onto Stoke City, before going on manage the likes of Burnley, Notts County, Portsmouth, Nottingham Forest and Bristol City.
His most recent post was as Assistant Manager to Harry Redknapp at Birmingham City, but after helping guide the Midlands outfit to safety last season he decided to leave the club despite being asked to stay on in his role.
Chesterfield fans who do you want to see as your new manager and what would they bring to the team? Let us know in the comments section…