Gary Caldwell appointed new Chesterfield manager

Chesterfield have appointed Gary Caldwell as their new manager.

The 34-year-old Scot succeeds Danny Wilson, who was sacked on January 8 following a miserable run of 13 defeats in 18 Sky Bet League One matches which left the Spireites in the relegation zone.

Experienced player Ritchie Humphreys, the current PFA chairman, oversaw the 4-0 defeat at Luton in the EFL Trophy and Saturday's 1-0 league victory over fellow strugglers Coventry but Caldwell now takes charge ahead of the visit of AFC Wimbledon at the weekend.

Caldwell's only previous managerial role was at Wigan where he won the League One title.

“It’s really exciting and I’m looking forward to it. I was at the game at the weekend and I had discussions and now I’m just delighted to get everything done, and now I’m looking forward to working with and meeting the players.

Gary Caldwell

Former Celtic and Middlesbrough boss Tony Mowbray was also in the frame for the job at the Proact Stadium.