Chesterfield have confirmed that manager Paul Cook has signed a new contract which will tie him into the Spirites until the summer of 2016.
Cook came from Accrington Stanley in October 2012. A reasonable finish to the season saw them finish 8th in League 2. Cook was given the resources to invest in the team, including Gary Roberts from Swindon Town. Chesterfield started favourites for promotion and looking good so far for those that tipped them. Chesterfield have taken 22 points out of a possible 24 at the start of the season.
Paul Cook on the new deal:-
From the chairman down, everyone here has been really supportive. They gave me an opportunity to manage such a great club and the least I can do is repay their faith in me by signing a new deal.
I’ve got a great relationship with our chief executive, who has been instrumental in everything I have done at the club. Managers always get the plaudits but without the staff behind you it would be an impossible job, so a big thank you to them as well.
I’m delighted that we’ve come to an agreement with Paul to extend his contract. Since the day he walked into the club, he’s done a tremendous job. The standard of play is way above League Two standard.
Managers who do well become prized assets and I thought it was important that we tied Paul down to a new deal so that he can hopefully take us where we want to go.
It gives him ample time to continue the progress we’ve made this season. It’s important for the people at the club to know that the person who is leading us from the front will be here for the next few years.