James Rowe will be confirmed as Chesterfield’s new manager on Thursday evening after leaving Gloucester City earlier this week.
He leaves the club top of National League North and moves up to level to take on the Spireites, who are third from bottom in the National League.
Rowe, 37, was in charge of the Tigers for almost exactly a year and his final match was a 2-1 win at Guiseley last Saturday.
City suffered their first defeat of the season on Tuesday, going down 1-0 at Gateshead in their first match without Rowe at the helm.
Rowe considers the only disappointment of his 12 months at Gloucester the fact he was unable to take charge of a match at the newly-built Meadow Park in front of a crowd.
But he has been overwhelmed by the level of support shown by Tigers fans from a distance and also extremely grateful to the club’s board for their support in his decision to step up a division to take on his new project with a club that has spent the majority of its existence in the Football League.