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Cook Confirmed As Manager

25 October 2012

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Chesterfield have confirmed the appointment of Paul Cook as the club’s new manager after securing his release from Accrington Stanley.

Cook, who took Irish League side Sligo Rovers into Europe before taking charge of Accrington last February, has agreed a two-and-a-half-year contract.

"I'm delighted to be the new Chesterfield manager," said Cook. "It's a fantastic club with a great infrastructure and I'm really looking forward to the challenge."

Spireites chief executive Chris Turner said: "Paul did a fantastic job in Ireland and has done well with a very small budget at Accrington. He's very hungry to succeed and hopefully the change of direction will bring success to the club.

"I'd like to thank Tommy Wright and Mark Crossley, who have done excellent jobs in very difficult circumstances over the last couple of months. I'm delighted that they are staying."

Cook, 45, will be officially unveiled as John Sheridan’s successor at a press conference at the Proact Stadium tomorrow.

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