Martin Allen appointed Chesterfield manager
Last Updated: 15/05/18 3:10pm
Chesterfield have confirmed the appointment of Martin Allen as manager following the club's relegation to the National League.
Allen joins the Spireites after turning down the opportunity to continue managing Barnet, who were also relegated from Sky Bet League Two.
Chesterfield confirmed Allen's arrival in a statement on Tuesday, which read: "Martin Allen has today been named as Chesterfield's new manager.
"Allen, who was latterly at Barnet, is joined by Adrian Whitbread, who will be his assistant and former Spireites keeper Carl Muggleton, who takes on the joint role of head of recruitment and goalkeeper coach."
Allen helped Barnet to win promotion back to the EFL in 2015 and kept them up the following season in his fourth spell in charge at the north London club.
The 52-year-old former QPR and West Ham player left the following season for a short-lived spell at Eastleigh, before returning to Barnet earlier this year following the departure of Graham Westley.
Allen previously won League Two with Gillingham in 2013 and has also had spells in charge of Brentford, MK Dons, Leicester, Cheltenham and Notts County.