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Crossley Explains Decision

27 May 2016

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Mark Crossley has explained the thinking behind his decision to leave his role as Chesterfield's goalkeeper coach in order to become the new assistant-manager at Notts County.

Crossley, who is reunited with former Spireites manager John Sheridan at Meadow Lane, having previously worked under the new County boss at Chesterfield and Oldham Athletic, said: “The offer to become an assistant-manager was an opportunity I simply couldn’t turn down. 

“I am a little sad about leaving Chesterfield because it is a fantastic club and I have thoroughly enjoyed my two spells there. I’d like to thank chairman Dave Allen and chief executive Chris Turner, together with manager Danny Wilson. I wish everyone at the club all the best for the future.”

Crossley keeper began his first spell at Chesterfield in 2009, primarily as a member of Sheridan’s coaching staff. The former Wales international keeper also made a handful of first-team appearances before retiring as a player to concentrate on coaching. 

Crossley’s first spell at the club ended in 2013 as part of then-manager Paul Cook’s overhaul. He rejoined the Spireites last summer, leaving Barnsley after accepting an offer to become part of the backroom team assembled by Dean Saunders.

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