Jack Lester confirmed as Chesterfield's new manager
By Stephen Turner
Last Updated: 29/09/17 3:12pm
Jack Lester has been confirmed as Chesterfield's new manager.
The 41-year-old has left a coaching role with Nottingham Forest to take up his first managerial post at the club where he scored 94 goals in six years as a player.
Lester replaces Gary Caldwell, who was sacked earlier this month with the Spireites second-bottom of League Two.
"I am really proud to have been given this opportunity and I'm aiming to build something special," said Lester, who will be assisted by Nicky Eaden.
Chesterfield director and company secretary Ashley Carson said: "I spoke to a number of people who expressed interest in the job and it soon became clear that Jack was the outstanding candidate.
"Jack has impressed at the start of his coaching career as part of Nottingham Forest's highly respected academy set-up and he now feels ready to take on the challenge of a managerial role. He has the hunger and desire to succeed in management and he has set out his vision for the future of the club.
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"As someone who already has the respect of the fans from his time as a player at the club, I am sure that Jack will receive all the backing he needs from the supporters as he embarks on his managerial career. Jack's return will hopefully herald the start of an upturn in the fortunes of the club."
Club owner Dave Allen added: "I am delighted to hear about the appointment of Jack Lester. I think it's an excellent decision and I feel sure that his infectious enthusiasm, along with his attention to detail and experience in the game, will help to lift the club out of its present position."