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Favourites for Chesterfield manager

After Martin Allen was sacked by Chesterfield yesterday, we’ve taken a look at who are favourites for the job at the Proact Stadium.

He parted company with the National League club after a 4-0 defeat to Solihull Moors saw them drop into the relegation zone.

He was appointed back in May this year, however of the 30 games in charge of the Spireites, he has won just 7, drew 12 and lost 11.

Take a look at who are the top six favourites below and on the next page.



Darrell Clarke has been without a job since leaving Bristol Rovers on the 13th of December.

The departure came after the League One side lost seven out of 10 games in all competitions and sat 21st with just four points from safety.

His only other job as manager was with Salisbury City between 2010 and 2013. Of the 157 games managed, he won 84, drew 35 and lost 38.


(With Salisbury City)

Southern League Premier Division playoffs: 2010–11
Conference South playoffs: 2012–13

(With Bristol Rovers)

Conference Premier playoffs: 2014–15
League Two third-place promotion: 2015–16


Current odds on Sky Bet: 18/1



Danny Wilson is a former player of Chesterfield, who also happen to be the last club that he also managed before getting sacked in in January 2017.

He took charge on Christmas Eve of 2015, but only won six of their 26 League One games and ended up taking the club into the relegation zone.

He has previously managed plenty of other clubs; Barnsley (two spells), Sheffield Wednesday, Bristol City, MK Dons, Hartlepool United, Swindon Town and Sheffield United.


(With Barnsley)

Football League First Division runner-up: 1996–97

(With Bristol City)

Football League Trophy: 2002–03

(With Hartlepool United)

Football League Two runner-up: 2006–07


Current odds on Sky Bet: 18/1



John Askey was a former player and manager of Macclesfield Town. He left the Silkmen for League One Shrewsbury Town earlier this year, however after a dismal start, he was axed after five months.

Askey won the National League in 2017/18 and was runners up with Macc Town in the FA Trophy in 2016/17.


Current odds on Sky Bet: 6/1


Take a look at the top three favourites on the next page.


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