Chesterfield have appointed Martin Allen as the club’s new manager.

Allen replaces Jack Lester, who left the club last month following a second successive relegation to the National League. 

The former Barnet boss left the club following their relegation to non-League football after five spells in charge of the club.

Chesterfield have appointed Martin Allen as the club's new manager on Tuesday afternoon

Chesterfield have appointed Martin Allen as the club's new manager on Tuesday afternoon

Chesterfield have appointed Martin Allen as the club’s new manager on Tuesday afternoon

Following his appointment, Allen told BBC Radio Sheffield: ‘The club has a big fanbase which is very unhappy and very upset, which I can fully understand.

‘I will do my best with the supporters to try and help them change that negative mindset and make this a good place to watch football.’ 

The newly relegated side announced the news on Tuesday afternoon. 

The 52-year-old failed to beat the drop as he bids farewell to Barnet following their relegation

The 52-year-old failed to beat the drop as he bids farewell to Barnet following their relegation

The 52-year-old failed to beat the drop as he bids farewell to Barnet following their relegation

‘Martin Allen has been named as Chesterfield’s new manager,’ the club announced on their official website

‘Allen, who was latterly at Barnet, is joined by Adrian Whitbread, who will be his assistant, and former Spireites keeper Carl Muggleton, who takes on the joint role of head of recruitment and goalkeeper coach.’

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