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Management Team

An Introduction to Chesterfield's Management Team

Manager: Gary Caldwell

Caldwell was appointed manager of the Spireites in January 2017. 

He previously managed Wigan Athletic, where he guided the Latics to the Sky Bet Championship in May 2016 - his first full season in management - winning League One by two points from Burton Albion. His team were also the top scorers in the division, scoring 82 goals from their 46 games.


Individual success followed as Caldwell was named LMA Manager of the Year for League One, before his departure from the club in October 2016.


Prior to management Caldwell enjoyed a successful playing career in England and Scotland playing for the likes of Celtic, Hibernian and Wigan. He also won 55 caps for Scotland, scoring two goals including one against France at Hampden Park in 2006.

First-team Coach:



First Team Coach




Goalkeeping Coach Matt Duke

After a successful career between the sticks for a number of EFL clubs including Hull City and Bradford City, Duke joined the Proact coaching staff in the summer of 2016.

The Sheffield-born 'keeper draws on a wealth of experience, and was playing for Alfreton Town as well as coaching in the Sheffield United set-up ahead of moving to work with the Spireites.

Sports Science and Medicine Rodger Wylde

Rodger Wylde has been with the Spireites since July 2014 when he joined the club as head of sports science and medicine.


During his playing career the former striker notched goals for Sheffield Wednesday, Oldham and Sporting Club in Portugal, before beginning his long association with Stockport County as a player in 1988. 

After retirement as a player in 1989, Wylde graduated from the University of Salford with a degree in physiotherapy and stayed with the Edgeley Park outfit for over 25 years before linking up with Chesterfield.