Former Spireites assistant linked with move to Fleetwood with Joey Barton

One of Chesterfield's former assistant managers has been linked with a move to Fleetwood Town as part of Joey Barton's staff.

Monday, 30th April 2018, 12:35 pm
Updated Monday, 30th April 2018, 12:36 pm
Chesterfield's first team coach Steve Eyre warming the team up before the game.

Picture by Stephen Buckley/AHPIX.com. Football, League 2, Chesterfield v Grimsby Town; 05/08/2017 KO 3.00pm 
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Chesterfield's first team coach Steve Eyre warming the team up before the game. Picture by Stephen Buckley/AHPIX.com. Football, League 2, Chesterfield v Grimsby Town; 05/08/2017 KO 3.00pm Proact; copyright picture; Howard Roe; 07973 739229

Steve Eyre, who joined and left the Spireites during Gary Caldwell’s reign as manager, has known Barton for 20 years since his days working in Manchester City’s youth set-up.

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Barton will take charge of the Codmen at the end of the season when ex Chesterfield manager John Sheridan departs.

Also said to be part of Barton’s backroom team in a report by Sky Sports, is Clint Hill, who trained with Chesterfield but ultimately joined Carlisle United earlier this season.

Fleetwood are yet to confirm the identities of Barton’s staff.