Sheridan sacked by Chesterfield
The Spireites are without a win so far this season as they aim
for an immediate return to League One following their relegation
Sheridan joined the club at the start of the 2009/10 season and
won promotion the following year.
The former Sheffield Wednesday midfielder led the Spireites to
victory in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy at Wembley last season –
the first time the club had won the competition in their
But he was unable to stop their slide into the Football League’s
basement division and the club relieved him of his duties following
a slow start.
The Spireites have named Tommy Wright as caretaker manager.
Wright, who was Sheridan’s assistant, will take charge of the
first team and will be assisted by former Nottingham Forest
goalkeeper Mark Crossley.
Chesterfield chief executive Chris Turner told the club’s
official website: “Tommy will take charge of the first team for the
“We need to take stock of the situation so we are not looking to
make an immediate appointment.
“The board would like to thank John for the hard work he has put
in over the last three years and wish him well for the future.”
Wright arrived at the club with Sheridan at the start of the
2009/10 season after performing the same role at Oldham.