ACCRINGTON Stanley have confirmed that Paul Cook has left the club and been appointed as the new manager of Chesterfield.

Compensation was agreed between the two clubs last night and Cook has finalised terms with the Spireites.

A Stanley statement said: "Paul Cook has agreed personal terms to become the new manager of Chesterfield and will take charge of the Spireites with immediate effect.

"Assistant manager Leam Richardson will take caretaker charge of the team as the club assess options for the future."