Sheridan departure confirmed

John Sheridan has officially left Chesterfield. Photo: PA

John Sheridan's departure from Chesterfield has officially been confirmed with the manager tendering his resignation with effect from September 18.

Sheridan had been on gardening leave since August 28 after the Spireites failed to win any of their first four league and cup matches this season. Assistant manager Tommy Wright and coach Mark Crossley have been in temporary charge of first-team affairs since.

Sheridan's exit has now been finalised, with the npower League Two saying in a statement: "John Sheridan has resigned from his position as manager of Chesterfield FC with effect from September 18.

"The club wishes to record its appreciation of Mr Sheridan's achievements in leading the club to promotion from League Two to League One in the 2010/11 season and winning the Johnstone's Paint Trophy last term. The club wishes him well for the future."