Richardson swap pleases Cook

Chesterfield manager Paul Cook admits he is delighted to have recruited Leam Richardson from Accrington as his new assistant.

Last Updated: 30/04/13 at 14:44

Paul Cook: Strengthens his staff

Paul Cook: Strengthens his staff

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Cook made the same switch when he succeeded John Sheridan at the Proact Stadium last October, leaving his then number two Richardson, 33, to step up to the top job.

As was the case then, a compensation package has been agreed between the League Two clubs.

"Having worked with him before, I'm delighted to have been able to bring in Leam," said Spireites boss Cook.

"He has great knowledge of League Two as a player, assistant manager and manager and I'm sure he's going to be a great asset to our club."

Richardson replaces Tommy Wright at Chesterfield after he left the club on Monday as part of a backroom reshuffle along with reserve-team coach Mark Crossley, development coach John Dungworth and kit man Kurt McDermott.

After succeeding Cook, Richardson managed to keep Accrington in the Football League.

A strong end to the season saw Stanley escape relegation with a game to spare following a run of five wins in eight matches prior to a 3-0 home defeat to Oxford in their final game of the season on Saturday.

Richardson's move to the Spireites brings an end to a near eight-year association with Accrington, a club he represented 147 times as a player.

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Footer 365

Radamel Falcao to leave Manchester United after loan ends

Manchester United have confirmed Radamel Falcao will return to AS Monaco following his season-long loan with the club.

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers says he'll leave if told by club owners

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers said he knows the pressure is on him and will resign if asked to by the club's owners.

Manuel Pellegrini sure he will stay on as Manchester City manager

Manuel Pellegrini has "no doubt" he will be Manchester City manager next season, despite failing to win any silverware this year.

Mail Box

Only One Real Manager Of The Year

Winning the Premier League with the best squad in the Premier League is only par; Ronald Koeman did a whole lot better. Plus, the last word on Raheem and...

Don't Slate Sterling For Ambition...

Raheem Sterling deserves credit for his desire to quit Liverpool, according to one mailboxer. Also: why football should not be compared to business and Degsy's latest spot of bother...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company