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Chesterfield keen on snatching manager from league rivals; admired him for a while

Chesterfield are reportedly keen on snatching a manager from their fellow league rivals and have admired him for a good while too.

FC Halifax Town boss Pete Wild, who previous to that managed Oldham Athletic, is on the Spireites’ radar following James Rowe’s resignation late Friday night.

Wild, has been of interest to the Chesterfield board and was a contender for the manager’s job prior to Rowe being appointed in November 2020.

Wild, 38, has impressed in his spell at Halifax, guiding them to third place in the National League for the 2021/22 season.

They are currently one place below Chesterfield on goal difference, despite working with a tight budget compared to many sides at the top end of the division.

In the last year or so, he has also linked with managerial vacancies at EFL clubs including the likes of Hartlepool United and Rochdale in 2021.

Wild, who has been at the Shaymen since 2019, is known to have a strong reputation for player recruitment and a number of his signings have been poached by bigger clubs in higher leagues, say Derbyshire Times.

His side had took some by surprise with journalist Liam Norcliffe saying they had an attractive style of play when they drew 1-1 at the Chesterfield in December.

The club have the money to tempt him in, but question remains would he interested in ditching or will he stay loyal to Halifax and focus on trying to take them to League Two.

Chesterfield did try and bring Paul Cook back, however talks apparently broke down with an agreement not being reached.

Danny Webb, first-team coach, will be in charge again on Saturday when Dagenham and Redbridge visit the Technique Stadium, then after that, it’s all eyes on potentially the biggest game of the season, a top of the table clash against Stockport County.

Meanwhile, Halifax are at home to fellow promotion rivals Bromley, who recently confirmed manager Andy Woodman had rejected a chance to join Gillingham, this weekend.

Social media users reacted after seeing that Chesterfield are keen on snatching manager Pete Wild from league rivals Halifax…

@saltergate1: Agree – if we can’t get cook then wild would be an excellent choice

@SpireitePete1: No thanks

@JamiefSquires: No thank you

@cfcjb_: Great manager with limited resources at halifax. Play a similar system to rowe so will suit the players. Whats not to want?

@matt_itsme: I like the way he had Halifax playing, I think he’s a realistic target

@southwell_zack: He said he wasn’t letting any of his players leave in the January window he’d bee more likely to go in the summer

@jimmy1666: Why would he come to Town when Halifax are doing well?

@Jonbennett8Jon: 6500 home fans every week ? A proper football club. A sleeping giant in lower league terms? Err….

@andybooth81: Does he enjoy the taste of another man’s nose though?

@Richard90640750: Well if not cookie hopefully this guy cud do the job to League 2 glory he doing fantastic at Halifax he knows the score with players an gets results

@DavidMarcusBen1: Wild doesn’t inspire me tbh! As long as it’s not a donut like Garry Monk, room for improvement Nigel Adkins or kids call me winner Graham Westley then I’m sure the trust will find a capable replacement!

@BrockersMark: Oooh, could unsettle two rivals in one go 👍🏻👍🏻👏🏻👏🏻💙🎩

@JamieCairns31: Get the contract out put it on the table, let him write whatever numbers he want’s on there given what he’s done since hes come in, let him sign the contract.

@LewisRWalsh: Give him whatever he wants in order to get him to stay. Losing him to anyone would be season over but to Chesterfield in particular would be an absolute sickener

@_TJStone: Only thing I’ll say last nights news – Yes it’s terrible timing, and it will no doubt dim our promotion hopes slightly. But what’s done had to be done and it’s time to move on. Get behind Webbo and the lads today, They have critics to prove wrong 💙 #Spireites

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