Spireites: Mark Cooper, Danny Wilson and Nigel Clough lead the way to replace Dean Saunders at Chesterfield FC, Stuart Pearce, Paulo DiCanio and Terry Butcher also in running

Sheffield United vs Chesterfield - Nigel Clough and Paul Cook- Pic By James Williamson
Sheffield United vs Chesterfield - Nigel Clough and Paul Cook- Pic By James Williamson

Former Swindon Town boss Mark Cooper has been named as favourite to take over from Dean Saunders at Chesterfield FC.

Cooper is the 8/1 favourite to replace Saunders following his sacking on Saturday after the 4-0 defeat at home to Swindon Town.

He is followed by ex-Barnsley manager Danny Wilson at 10/1 and Nigel Clough, Malky Mackay and Jack Lester, who are all rated as 12/1 shots.

Former Nottingham Forest boss Stuart Pearce is rated as a 33/1 longshot, while former Sunderland manager Paulo DiCanio and ex-England star Terry Butcher are also both rated as 33/1 shots.

Spireites fans have been having their say on social media, with Gillian Simpson writing on facebook: ‘Danny Wilson for me! Loyal to my old neighbour.’

Andy Slack added: ‘Danny Wilson was a key member of the best team we had in the last 50 years and an experienced manager. Would do for me. Board will probably go for whoever is cheapest though.’

Adrian Egle said: ‘Not a ‘Town’ fan as such but I do know a thing or two about football due to having Sky Sports.

But I can tell you this Danny Wilson is shocking. His CV is as bad if not worst than Dean Saunders. If Brian McDermott is available and they can afford him then they need to make it happen.’

On Twitter ‏@clairespireite said: ‘please don’t bring Clough in!!

Mitchell Hudson wrote of Danny Wilson: ‘No thank you, we need a coach not a manager.’

Saunders was appointed on 13th May following Paul Cook’s decision to leave for Portsmouth on a two-year contract.

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