Date: 29th November 2015 at 10:38am
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Dean Saunders has lasted only six-months as the boss of Chesterfield following his sacking on Saturday.

Another heavy Spireites defeat on Saturday, when Swindon won four-nil at the Proact Stadium, meant the man who replaced Paul Cook, who left for Portsmouth in the summer, was sacked!

This statement was issued on the Official Website after the League 1 defeat against the Robins.

‘Chesterfield have parted company with manager Dean Saunders and his assistant Brian Carey following a 4-0 defeat at home to Swindon Town.

‘The result was Chesterfield’s fourth defeat in a row and leaves them just four points above the relegation zone.

‘An interim management team, which will be announced in due course, will take temporary charge prior to the appointment of a new manager.

‘Chairman Dave Allen thanked the managerial pair for their efforts, adding: “We will not be rushed into making a decision on a new manager.”

Saunders was named as Paul Cook’s successor at the Proact Stadium in May.’

The 51-year-old former Welsh international, who ended last season in charge at Crawley but was unable to prevent them from being relegated to League 2, has previously been in charge of Wrexham, Doncaster and Wolves and was beaten in 11 of his 20-matches in charge.

Saturday’s defeat, the latest in a string of heavy defeats let alone defeats, proved the straw that broke the camels back with the search for the new boss now underway but, as Allen’s made clear, this isn’t something the club will ‘rush into.’

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