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John Sheridan sacked as Chesterfield manager

John Sheridan sacked as Chesterfield manager Photo: PA

Former Leeds United and Sheffield Wednesday star John Sheridan has been sacked as manager of League Two side Chesterfield - just five months after he led the club to victory in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy at Wembley.

The Spireites are without a win so far this season after their relegation from League One.

Sheridan joined the club at the start of the 2009/10 season and won promotion the following year.

Tommy Wright has been named caretaker-manager. Wright, who was Sheridan’s assistant, will be assisted by coach Mark Crossley.

Chesterfield chief executive Chris Turner said:

“Tommy will take charge of the first-team for the forseeable future.

"We need to take stock of the situation so we are not looking to make an immediate appointment."

“The board would like to thank John for the hard work he has put in over the last three years and wish him well for the future.”

Saturday’s 1-1 draw at home to Rotherham United left Chesterfield with just two points from their first three League Two fixtures.

They were also knocked-out of the Capital One Cup in the first round after losing at home to Tranmere Rovers.