The Leeds United manager has been linked with the League One side.
The manager's position at Leeds United is still rife with speculation despite the apparent happiness from fans with Neil Redfearn's performances and his desire to stay at the club.
Returning club owner and chairman Massimo Cellino has churned through managers during his time at Leeds and is believed to be keeping his options open regarding the future management position, with Gus Poyet and Nigel Adkins today rumoured to be options.
Amongst all of this speculation other clubs began taking a notice of Redfearn - including League One Chesterfield. The Spireites, who lost their play-off semi final to Preston North End at the weekend, are looking for a new boss after Paul Cook stepped down to take over at Portsmouth.
Today the Yorkshire Evening Post reports that while no actual official approach was made for the Leeds boss Chesterfield were keeping tabs on his role. But the same report also claims that Chesterfield have made their minds up, and someone else will be replacing Cook.
Dean Saunders, who has previously managed the likes of Wrexham, Doncaster Rovers and Wolverhampton Wanderers has apparently agreed to take the job as his interim spell at relegated Crawley town comes to an end.
Redfearn will now be hoping he is retained at Leeds, or he will likely feel unfairly treated regarding a potential job opportunity elsewhere.
Redfearn and Cellino are still to talk about the future, despite the Italian being back at the club for nine days now.