GARY CALDWELL has been sacked as manager of League Two outfit Chesterfield.
The former Celtic and Scotland international skipper was axed following the side’s 2-1 home defeat against Accrington Stanley at the weekend.
Caldwell, 35, who suffered the same fate at Wigan in October last year, was appointed as Danny Wilson’s successor in January, but was unable to prevent the team’s relegation.
A summer of squad changes failed to bring an upturn in results – Chesterfield have won just once and are second bottom of the English League’s fourth-tier.
Club secretary Ashley Carson said: “Gary has worked very hard during his time at the club, but we find ourselves in a lowly position after providing him with substantial backing in the transfer market.
“After making a very poor start to the season, we feel that now is the time to appoint a new manager to bring about a change in fortunes.”
The position will be open to applications.