It has been revealed that just short of 30 applications have been received for the position of first-team manager, with the selection process due to be stepped up later this week.
Director & company secretary Ashley Carson said: "We have received some extremely high quality applications for the role and we will select at least six to eight candidates to interview.
"The application list will be discussed with two trusted former Chesterfield players. A shortlist of three will then be presented to the owner of the club, Dave Allen.
"All directors will be involved in the interview process so that they can provide their input ahead of a decision being made."
The deadline for applications is 5pm this Thursday (May 3).