It has today been confirmed that following a meeting yesterday with director & company secretary Ashley Carson, an agreement has been reached to terminate Jack Lester's contract as manager by mutual consent.
Lester, who had been in charge since last September, said: “I’ve spoken to Ashley Carson at length and I’m desperately sorry I’ve not been able to save the club from relegation. Looking ahead, with the proposed plans, I felt it correct for the club to move forward without me as manager.
"I would especially like to thank Dave Allen and Ashley Carson for their amazing support. They could have not done any more.
"I would like to thank the Chesterfield fans for their support since my return to the club. Their support through difficult times was, as always, fantastic.”
Carson said: “This is an extremely sad time for the club and I am sorry to be losing Jack. Nicky Eaden, Tommy Wright and Simon Tracey will also leave the club with immediate effect.”
Ian Evatt will take charge of the team until the end of the season, assisted by academy coach Miguel Llera.