Colin Calderwood

Soccer Coach

Colin Calderwood was born in Stranraer, Scotland, United Kingdom on January 20th, 1965 and is the Soccer Coach. At the age of 59, Colin Calderwood biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, and networth are available.

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January 20, 1965
United Kingdom
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Stranraer, Scotland, United Kingdom
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Association Football Manager, Association Football Player
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Colin Calderwood Life

Colin Calderwood (born 20 January 1965) is a Scottish football coach and former player, who is head coach at Cambridge United. Calderwood made over 150 league appearances for Swindon Town and Tottenham Hotspur.

He was a regular player for the Scotland national football team during the late 1990s, appearing in two major tournaments.

Calderwood retired as a player in 2001. Calderwood became manager of Northampton Town in 2003, guiding the club to promotion in 2006.

He then became manager of Nottingham Forest, helping the club win promotion in 2008.

Calderwood was sacked by Forest in December 2008 and then moved to Newcastle United, working as first team coach.

After a year with the Tyneside club, Calderwood became a manager again by moving to Hibernian, but he was sacked after just over a year in that job. In recent years, Calderwood has been known for his association with Chris Hughton, acting as his assistant manager at Newcastle United, Birmingham City, Norwich City and Brighton & Hove Albion.


Colin Calderwood Career

Club career

Despite being born and raised in the Stranraer area, Calderwood never played in the Scottish leagues. He started his playing career with Mansfield Town in the lower reaches of the Football League in England. He appeared in 100 league games for the club, three as a substitute. The club's debut for Mansfield was marred by the club's inability in his registration, which resulted in them being suspended two league points.

Lou Macari, the manager of Swindon Town, has transferred Calderwood from Mansfield Town in 1985, with a Football League tribunal setting the fee at £27,500.

Calderwood, 21, was named as the club's captain on the first day of the season on August 17th, 1985, and he made his debut on the first day of the season. Despite the fact that the season started poorly, the Town lost their fourth Division title, breaking the League points record. The Swindon Advertiser's recognition for Calderwood's outstanding work in Swindon Town's defence earned him the Adver Player of the Year award.

After beating Gillingham in the playoff final replay at Selhurst Park, Calderwood helped Swindon Town secure their second straight promotion.

Calderwood led the defense as Swindon progressed in Division Two, missing only thirteen league games over the next three years. After defeating Sunderland in the playoff final at Wembley in 1990, he led the town to their first promotion to the top flight during this period. Swindon was demoted to the Third Division shortly after due to an uncoordinated payments scandal. Following an appeal, the club was returned to the Second Division. Calderwood was arrested and interrogated by the police regarding the allegations, but no one was charged with anything.

Swindon barely escaped relegation in the 1990-91 season, which Calderwood mainly missed after a tackle by Wolves player Steve Bull caused a serious injury. Calderwood became a regular on the Swindon side in the following two seasons. Swindon were promoted to the newly revived Premier League at the end of the 1992–93 season after defeating Leicester 4-3 in the playoff finals. Calderwood was selected for the Football League representative team, which was playing against their Italian counterparts.

Calderwood's deal with Swindon came to an end in 1993. Former Tottenham Hotspur boss Ossie Ardiles has signed him to Tottenham Hotspur, with a tribunal setting the transfer price at £1.25 million. This was the first time a club in Swindon Town set a new transfer fee record.

Calderwood was a footballer for five years when the Tottenham Hotspur players including Gary Mabbutt and Ramon Vega played with a line of defenders. While at Tottenham Hotspur, he earned many of Scotland's caps, making his debut against Russia in the UEFA Euro 1996 qualifying Group 8 section. Calderwood played for his country at UEFA Euro 1996 and the 1998 FIFA World Cup, playing in all three matches at the first tournament and two matches in second place. He was a regular under Scotland manager Craig Brown.

Despite not being part of Tottenham's squad for the 1999 Football League Cup Final, he made four appearances during the team's triumphant League Cup campaign. Calderwood departed Tottenham Hotspur in March 1999 and signed for Aston Villa two days after the final Calderwood came back from Tottenham. He then served for brief spells with Nottingham Forest and Notts County before retiring. Calderwood's career came to an end due to a broken leg while working with Nottingham Forest.

Coaching career

Calderwood became Tottenham's reserve team manager after retiring as a player. On October 9, 2003, he became the manager of Northampton Town. Northampton made the promotion playoffs in his first two seasons as manager. They gained promotion in 2006 by finishing second in League Two, establishing a new club record for clean sheets in a single season.

In May 2006, Nottingham Forest appointed Calderwood as the manager. Calderwood received the management monthly award for August 2006 after an unbeaten start to his Forest career. In late November 2006, Forest led League One by seven points. This lead was squandered, and the club finished in fourth place, 11 points behind leaders Scunthorpe United. Forest lost 5–4 on aggregate to Yeovil Town in the promotion playoffs.

Forest didn't win any of the season's first six competitive games. Forest went on a good run of form after this season, losing just once in fifteen games. Calderwood received the top of the month award during his tenure, but he decided to sell the award trophy on eBay to raise funds for presents to hospital patients in Nottingham. According to reports, the auction raised around £2,000.

Forest suffered in the promotion play-off zone after this period, with a string of inconsistent results, particularly away from home. Forest fell nine points short of the automatic promotion position with just four games remaining, causing Calderwood to admit that automatic promotion was unlikely. Forest earned a second-place finish and automatic promotion to the Football League Championship in six games out of their last seven games.

Forest sacked Calderwood in December 2008, the club having only won four times by Christmas.

Calderwood was named first team coach at Newcastle United on January 26, 2009. At the end of the season, Newcastle was relegated from the Premier League. As Newcastle gained promotion back to the Premier League in the first attempt by winning the 2009-10 Football League Championship, Calderwood became an assistant manager to Chris Hughton.

Calderwood left Newcastle on October 18th, 2010 to become the manager of Edinburgh's Hibernian side. Calderwood's first victory over Rangers at Ibrox after three losses in his first three matches in charge, including an Edinburgh derby over rivals Hearts. Despite this unexpected triumph, Calderwood was chastised after Hibs had a poor run of results, winning just two of his first 14 matches as boss. This led to rumors that he had offered to resign, which was denied. Hibs earned Calderwood the SPL monthly award for February 2011, thanks to a five-match winning streak. Hibs finished in tenth place in the 2010-2011 season.

Both Birmingham City and Nottingham Forest approached Hibs in June 2011 with the intention of naming Calderwood as their assistant manager. Calderwood was fired by Hibs on November 6, 2011, having played just 12 games out of 49.

Calderwood was appointed assistant manager at Birmingham City on Saturday, the first time to work with Chris Hughton. Calderwood was assistant manager when Hughton left Norwich City in the Premier League on June 7th, 2012. Hughton was fired on April 6, 2014, and he left the club when Hughton was fired.

He was appointed assistant manager at Brighton and Hove Albion in early February 2015, rejoining Hughton for the fourth time. On November 12, 2016, he resigned from the club to take up a job elsewhere.

Calderwood will assume assistant manager at Villa after Brighton played out a 1–1 draw with Aston Villa on November 18, working with Steve Bruce.

Calderwood was appointed manager of Cambridge United on December 19, 2018. He joined the club early in the season on an initial 18-month deal. In his first tenure as administrator, Cambridge escaped relegation.

Calderwood has signed 11 new players in preparation for the 2019-20 season. On the first day, his new-look squad held a goalless draw at Bradford City before defeating Brentford in the League Cup first round in a penalty shootout. Calderwood's winning by 4–0 at Mansfield Town, on September 20, 2019, Calderwood signed a two-year contract extension with Cambridge. Following a 4–0 loss to Salford City, the team's previous good run of results and he was fired by Cambridge on January 29, 2020. In EFL League Two, he was the team's 18th in the team's 18th season.

In October 2020, Blackpool head coach Neil Critchley brought Calderwood to co-assist with Mike Garrity. After assisting Blackpool's promotion to The Championship, he stayed in the role until June 2021.

Calderwood as an assistant manager was hired by Northampton on June 17, 2021.