John Pemberton would like clarity on his Chesterfield future

John Pemberton would like clarity on his Spireites future.

Tuesday, 28th April 2020, 8:37 pm

The 55-year-old initially joined the club on a temporary rolling contract in January and guided Chesterfield to safety in the National League.

The caretaker boss wants to start planning properly for the next campaign but ideally he would like his own future sorted first.

“I think initially is just to have my meeting and actually see where the club is regards of whether I will be here next season or not,” Pemberton told the DT.

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“Take everything away that’s important for me, for my future to understand where I am.

“I think it is only fair on me to organise myself with regards of the future.

“I think that is the first thing that needs to happen and then assessing the situation with the club with regards to what direction it wants to go in, financially where we are and then there is starting to plan.

“I think that it is important that we can get some clarity with that but I think the first thing is understanding where I fit into this if that is the case and then plan from there.

John Pemberton has been in temporary charge since January.

“If it is going to be me then great and if it is not then that is fine.”

National League clubs have voted to cancel the remaining fixtures because of the pandemic so there will be no more regular season matches played but completing the play-offs is still an option.

The National League has written to clubs asking for their views on the possibility of continuing with the play-offs and they have until this Friday to put forward ideas on how the campaign should be concluded.

Chesterfield were one of the clubs who voted to end the season immediately and it was announced last week that a majority backed the proposal.

On the decision by clubs to end the season, Pemberton added: “I think it is possibly the only call that could have been made because of the situation that we find ourselves in.

“It is obviously the right call to make with regards to keeping everybody safe.

“I kind of knew it was coming but actually I think it has not come quick enough.”