24 Dec 2015


Danny Wilson has become the new Chesterfield manager, bringing the experience of over 1000 games in management to the helm at the Proact Stadium.

Wilson was a former Spireites player, making 100 league appearances for the club as a midfielder between 1980 and 1983.

The 55-year-old moved into management with Barnsley in 1994, leading the Tykes to their only ever season in the Premier League, before spells with Sheffield Bristol City, MK Dons, Hartlepool United, Swindon Town, Sheffield United before his last spell back at Oakwell ended earlier this year.

The length of contract for the new Spireites manager has not been disclosed, but it is beyond the end of the season.

Wilson said: "I have many fond memories of my time at the club and after living in the area for over 30 years it's a club I feel very attached to.

"I was asked to have a talk with Mr Allen and Chris Turner and just really see how the land was lying, and we got on famously.

"I know how Chris works, he's a terrific fellow, and that's one reason I wanted to talk to the club in the first place. It was a very good meeting, and here I am now." 

Source: Chesterfield FC