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Smith Named Caretaker Manager

30 November 2015

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Chesterfield have named Mark Smith as their caretaker manager following the departure of Dean Saunders at the weekend.

Smith, who is the club's academy manager, will take charge of the team on a temporary basis while the search for a permanent manager is conducted. He will be assisted by goalkeeper coach Mark Crossley and Paul Mitchell, who is the director of player recruitment. 

Smith previously had a spell as Sam Allardyce's assistant at Notts County and held senior academy roles at Sheffield Wednesday, Sheffield United and Barnsley. He joined Chesterfield as youth team coach in May 2013.

As a player, Smith made over 500 appearances in a career which took in spells at Sheffield Wednesday, Barnsley and Plymouth Argyle. He was also capped by England at under-21 level.

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