National League strugglers Chesterfield have sacked former Latics' manager John Sheridan. The Spireites are third from bottom of the table after Shez returned for a second spell as manager in January 2019. John Pemberton has been named as caretaker-manager and will take charge against Sutton United on Saturday.
The club, which is to become community-owned by the Chesterfield FC Trust, announced, “The decision was taken with the best interests of the club in mind. The decision was taken after full discussion with majority shareholder Dave Allen and also with Mike Goodwin, chairman of the Community Trust, who is heading up the potential takeover of the club. Whilst I think we all knew the time was right to make this change, it is important that I work very closely with Mike, as ultimately we look forward to a change of ownership very soon. There will be a joint plan going forward so that any decisions taken regarding the appointment of a new manager will be made in full agreement with the Community Trust.”