Chesterfield have confirmed on their official website that manager Dean Saunders has parted company with the club after winning just 7 games this season.
The 51-year joined the Spireites in the summer after Paul Cook decided to join League Two side Portsmouth and fans would have hoped to enjoy another promotion-chasing campaign.
Following his side’s 4-0 defeat to struggling Swindon Town, Chesterfield are just four points above the relegation zone after losing 11 of their 20 league games.
The club’s hierarchy have decided to part company with the Welshman and his assistant Brian Carey and they now begin the search for a new manager.
Despite reaching the play-offs last season, Chesterfield currently sit 16th in League One and only Colchester have conceded more goals than them since season.
Chesterfield fans…what do you make of the news? Should Saunders have been given more time? Why did it not work out for him at the Proact Stadium? Let us know what you think in the comments below!