Lee Richardson

Lee Richardson is pooling his knowledge from wide-ranging experience as a player as he makes inroads into coaching and management.

Richardson, who launched his new career at Chesterfield, played for a total of 11 clubs north and south of the border.

He took charge at Saltergate - his last destination as a player - following a previous assignment in caretaker charge of the Spireites in 2003 when his two matches yielded four points.

Richardson then had a spell as assistant to Roy McFarland before stepping up as manager in April, 2007 with Chesterfield sliding into League Two.

One of Lee's first signings was former Nottingham Forest and Sheffield United striker Jack Lester, who went on to reward him with 50 goals in two seasons.

Both his first and second year of tenure saw the Spireites compete for promotion. Richardson won his first manager of the month award after his side collected 18 points during March, 2009. He led the club to finishes of 8th and 10th respectively in Coca-Cola League Two during his time in charge.

After just missing out on the play-offs in 2009, Richardson and Chesterfield parted ways amid a takeover of the club by former Sheffield Wednesday chairman Dave Allen.

Richardson began his playing days as a midfielder with hometown Halifax. He moved on to Watford and Blackburn before serving a strong Aberdeen side who were runners-up in all three domestic Scottish competitions in 1993.

Lee also played for Oldham, Huddersfield and Livingston - in addition to loan spells with Stockport and Bury.

He is also a graduate of the LMA's Certificate of Applied Management at Warwick University.

Honours (1)
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    • Chesterfield:
      • Manager of the Month, Sky Bet League Two, (2009-03-01)
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