Was Chesterfield The Wrong Job For Gary Caldwell?

Gary Caldwell’s successful first full season in charge saw Wigan Athletic win the League One title. Gary then went on to continue managing the side into the Championship season. Caldwell saw a bad run of results which ended bad for him as he got the sack.

After Caldwell was sacked by Wigan he was linked with numerous jobs like the Coventry and Northampton, he ended up going to League One strugglers Chesterfield.

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Chesterfield fans were so happy Caldwell was appointed as their new boss, looking at his previous season in that league. Spireites fans aren’t so happy with the appointment of him anymore.

Gary was appointed on the 17th January on a one year rolling contract.

Caldwell said when being appointed: “I would not have taken this role if I didn’t believe we could get out of the situation we are in and look to achieve more success next season.

“I don’t look back in life. I think I’m a better manager now for my 18 months at Wigan. The decision was made and I’m a better manager for the experience I had there.”

Caldwell had to wait EIGHT matches until he even got his first win at Chesterfield and hasn’t got a win since, one win in thirteen for Caldwell and Chesterfield.

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I think it Chesterfield was the wrong place for Caldwell to go and has really had a bad reflection on his career. Caldwell is a fantastic manager in my eyes but having gone to a club who looked doomed before he was appointed probably wasn’t the best idea for Gary. If Chesterfield keep Gary Caldwell until the end of next season when he has time to bring his players in I think he will do a lot better, some of the players he brought in at Wigan seemed to turn out like gems.

Chesterfield now have just six games to overcome a 10-point gap if they’re to avoid the drop, it’s not impossible, just difficult.

In a lot of Caldwell’s interviews he seems to blame the players a lot, maybe he has just lost the dressing room.

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