Football: Cook makes his mark

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Paul Cook has really put his own stamp on Chesterfield this summer.

The manager, who moved from Accrington Stanley last October, has completely changed his backroom staff this summer.

Out have gone Tommy Wright, Mark Crossley, John Dungworth, Dave Bentley and Mark Jules. In are Leam Richardson, Kevin Lynch, Gerry Carr, Mark Smith and Eric Nixon.

New assistant manager Richardson, a former Bolton and Blackpol player, describes his strengths as: “I believe I’ve learned a lot in my short period in management at Accrington. I know this league inside out, I’ve been involved in it for eight or nine years. I’m young an enthusiastic and I’d like to think I’m very professional with good theory and a good ethos on the game.”

Lynch is Spireites’ new first team coach. He was a decent non-league player and most recently manager of Marine. He says: “Hopefully we can prepare the players well, ready to be successful.”

Carr was assistant to Cook at Sligo. He’s the academy director.

Former Owls favourite Smith is the new youth team Chesterfield. and keeper coach Nixon, fhas been in coaching since hanging up his gloves.