LESTER EAGER TO TAKE SPIREITE CHANCE
CLUB legend Jack Lester was on Friday unveiled as the new Chesterfield manager – and the former Spireite is already planning on leaving a legacy in Derbyshire.
Lester made over 200 appearances in his six-year spell at the club as a player, scoring 94 goals.
Since hanging up his boots, the now 41-year-old has been coaching, most recently with the Nottingham Forest academy.
But his first senior managerial role will be back at the club where he became a firm fans’ favourite.
“I am really proud to have been given this opportunity and I’m aiming to build something special,” said Lester.
Chesterfield director and company secretary Ashley Carson explained the thinking behind the decision to appoint Lester, who will be assisted by Nicky Eaden.
He said: “I spoke to a number of people who expressed interest in the job and it soon became clear that Jack was the outstanding candidate.
“Jack has impressed at the start of his coaching career as part of Nottingham Forest’s highly respected academy set-up and he now feels ready to take on the challenge of a managerial role. He has the hunger and desire to succeed in management and he has set out his vision for the future of the club.
“As someone who already has the respect of the fans from his time as a player at the club, I am sure that Jack will receive all the backing he needs from the supporters as he embarks on his managerial career. Jack’s return will hopefully herald the start of an upturn in the fortunes of the club.”
Club owner Dave Allen added: “It’s an excellent decision and I feel sure that his infectious enthusiasm, along with his attention to detail and experience in the game, will help to lift the club out of its present position.”
BOSS: Jack Lester