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Cook up for Chesterfield Challenge

New Chesterfield manager Paul Cook Credit: ITV Yorkshire

Chesterfield have confirmed Paul Cook as their new manager. Cook has left npower League Two counterparts Accrington to take over at the Proact Stadium, where he has signed a two-and-a-half-year contract.

The Spireites were given the go-ahead to speak to Cook after agreeing a compensation package with Stanley for the former Sligo Rovers boss.

Cook spent today in negotiations with the Derbyshire club and the 45-year-old will be officially unveiled at a 1pm press conference tomorrow.

Chesterfield have been without a manager since John Sheridan was relieved of his duties in August. Tommy Wright has been in caretaker charge since Sheridan's exit but five wins from 13 games has not been enough for the Scot to land the job on a permanent basis.

But he and coach Mark Crossley will remain part of the backroom team under Cook.