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Management Team

An Introduction to Chesterfield's Management Team

Manager: Danny Wilson

Danny Wilson was appointed the Spireites manager in late December 2015.

Wilson played for the Spireites in the early 1980s and spent three years at the club, representing the club over 100 times and became a fan favourite.

The Spireites favourite started his career with his hometown club Wigan Athletic, he then went onto represent other clubs such as Nottingham Forrest, Brighton & Hove Albion and Sheffield Wednesday through his playing career.

Wilson had great success with his debut job in management, leading Barnsley to promotion to the Premier League in 1998.

He then took charge of Sheffield Wednesday where he guided them to two domestic cup finals. Wilson has also had stints at Swindon City, Sheffield United and back with Barnsley.

First-team Coach: Chris Morgan

Chris Morgan joined the Spireites as first team coach at the start of 2016, a move which saw him link back up with manager Danny Wilson - the duo have previously worked together at Sheffield United. 

Morgan started his playing career with Barnsley in 1998 and went onto make over 200 appearances for the club. 

Morgan then moved onto Sheffield United in 2003, where he played and eventually captained until 2010. The centre half made over 200 appearances before a serious injury forced Morgan to take a role as reserve team manager. 

Morgan then went onto to become caretaker manager and oversaw the end of the 2012-2013 season after the departure of Danny Wilson. 

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, assisted by Jamie Hewitt. 

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.

Sports Science and Medicine Jamie Hewitt

Jamie Hewitt has been involved with the physiotherapy side of life at Chesterfield since 2002, after spending the majority of his playing career with the Spireites.

The local lad played over 500 games with Chesterfield, which included being part of the 1997 FA Cup side that reached the semi-finals. He scored a 119th minute extra-time equaliser in the semi-final at Old Trafford against Middlesbrough before the club lost the replay 3-0. 

Hewitt also spent a season at Doncaster Rovers in 1993, but re-joined the Spireites a year later and stayed until his playing retirement in 2002.