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Accrington manager joins Chesterfield

30 April 2013 15:45

Leam Richardson has left Accrington Stanley to become Paul Cook's assistant at Chesterfield.

Richardson was assistant to Cook at Accrington before stepping into the manager's job in October 2012.

He guided them to safety in League Two this season, finishing three points clear of the relegation zone, but has now linked up with Cook once more.

Cook is looking forward to working alongside the 33-year-old again as Chesterfield look to improve on this season's eight-place finish.

"Having worked with him before, I'm delighted to have been able to bring in Leam," he told the club's official website.

"He

has great knowledge of League Two as a player, assistant manager and

manager and I'm sure he's going to be a great asset to our club."

The departure of Richardson after nearly eight years at Accrington, having represented the club as both a player and a manager, was confirmed in a statement on the club's official website.

"Accrington Stanley manager Leam Richardson has left the club to take up a job with Chesterfield," the statement read.

"A formal approach has been made for the 33-year-old with a deal agreed between the two clubs after Leam indicated he wished to move on.

"Leam took charge in November and led us to Football League survival. All at the club would like to thank him for his service as player, coach and manager over the last eight years.

"Accrington Stanley will now begin the search for a new manager, with current assistant boss Paul Stephenson and first team coach Paul Lodge remaining at the Store First Stadium to handle first team affairs."

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