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Dean Saunders excited about 'great opportunity' after being appointed at Chesterfield

13 May 2015

New Chesterfield boss Dean Saunders says that he has been given a 'great opportunity', after penning a two-year-deal with the Spireites.

Saunders takes over from Paul Cook, who left to join Portsmouth, at the Proact Stadium and he believes that the basis of a good squad is already in place.

“It is a great opportunity as this is a club on the rise, run by good people, and I am inheriting a very good team from Paul Cook,” he told Chesterfield’s official site.

“The profile of the club has been raised in the last few years and there has been an impressive increase in attendances so it is an exciting prospect and I can’t wait to get started.”

Cook guided Chesterfield into the Sky Bet League 1 Play-Offs this season, where they were beaten by in the semi-final by Preston North End, and the task for Saunders will be to build on that.

The 50-year-old, who recently departed Crawley Town, is already starting to formulate a strategic plan to take the club forward.

“Taking over now gives me a full pre-season to make a fresh start, put my plans in place and work with the squad, which is a great position to be in,” he said.

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