Monday 20 May 2019

Chesterfield’s new boss is doing his own no-nonsense transfer announcements

No beating around the bush here.

Martin Allen
Martin Allen

By Press Association Sport staff

New Chesterfield manager Martin Allen has turned a few heads in announcing the arrival of three signings at the club.

The 52-year-old has been in charge of the Spireites – who have been relegated from the Football League – for just a week, and along with any new ideas he’s arrived with, his transfer announcements are something original.

A screen grab from Chesterfield football club's website

The signing of Michael Nelson was perhaps the most entertaining of the bunch, with Allen stating: “Michael is very old with great experience and good knowledge,” adding: “He is as fit as a butcher’s dog.”

Shwan Jalal was also announced, with Allen saying of the goalkeeper: “He knows what it takes to be a champion,” while midfielder Sam Wedgbury was also announced.

A screen grab from Chesterfield football club's website
A screen grab from Chesterfield football club's website

Last summer was all about the creative transfer reveals. This year it seems Allen is going for the alternative.

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