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The Spireites have taken the decision to relieve the former Ireland player of his duties after a dismal start to life in League Two

Chesterfield have sacked manager John Sheridan after a poor start to the season which has seen them fail to win in four of their competitive fixtures thus far.

Sheridan was appointed manager of the Spireites in 2009 and guided the club to promotion from League Two in the 2010/2011 season, only to be relegated the following season.

However, the former Republic of Ireland international masterminded the club's success as they won the Johnstone's Paint Trophy for the first time in the club's history last season, beating Swindon 2-0 in the final.

Following Sheridan's dismissal, assistant manager Tommy Wright and goalkeeping coach Mark Crossley will temporarily steer the club's fortunes until a permanent replacement is found.

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