Chesterfield manager James Rowe signs new contract after impressive start at Spireites

Chesterfield manager James Rowe has signed a new contract until the summer of 2024 following an impressive start to his time at the Spireites.

Thursday, 4th March 2021, 10:38 am

The 37-year-old joined the Blues in November from Gloucester City and has overseen a remarkable turnaround from relegation candidates to play-off contenders.

Town have lost just two of their 15 games under him and are playing an attractive style of football.

Rowe’s contract was set to expire at the end of the 2022/2023 reason but he has been rewarded for his promising start.

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Chesterfield manager James Rowe has signed a new contract at the club. Picture: Tina Jenner.

It follows speculation in the national press that Rowe was starting to attract interest from some clubs in League Two.

Spireites chief executive, John Croot, said: “The results and the style of football over the last three months have fully justified the board’s decision to appoint James and this development forms part of our long-term strategy.

“When we appointed James, we said that we would review the situation after a few months and we feel that the time is right to put a new contract in place.

“With the backing and support provided by the board, James has overhauled the squad and he deserves much credit for the job he has done so far. Praise must also go to his staff and the players.

“Supporters can see the improvements that have been made since the community trust took over the running of the club and we look forward to welcoming them back to the Technique Stadium to witness the brand of attacking football now being delivered.”