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LEAM Richard­son has no re­grets af­ter swap­ping the man­ager’s job at Ac­cring­ton to be No.2 at Ch­ester­field.

The 33-year-old re­places Tommy Wright as Paul Cook’s as­sis­tant at the Spire­ites, end­ing eight years at Stan­ley. He guided the Lan­cashire club to safety af­ter Cook left Ac­cring­ton in Oc­to­ber, but he says join­ing his ex-col­league is a step in the right di­rec­tion.

“Ca­reer-minded peo­ple and peo­ple in football will re­alise this is a very good move,” said Richard­son.

“Cer­tain peo­ple will ques­tion it but I see the big­ger pic­ture be­cause I’m only 33 and I have a lot to learn.

“Once the ques­tion got asked and I sat down with my fam­ily it quickly be­came ap­par­ent this would be an ex­cit­ing move.

“You can see that this club is go­ing in the right di­rec­tion and it needs to get there quickly. I had a phone call and I quickly got my thoughts to­gether and with my own CV in mind, it was an easy de­ci­sion.

“I’ve been at Ac­cring­ton for a long time, Ch­ester­field is a very ex­cit­ing, big club. My re­la­tion­ship with Paul speaks for it­self. The rap­port we had was great and his work ethic is sec­ond to none.”

GOOD MOVE: Richard­son

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