News Colin Calderwood Joins Newcastle Coaching Staff


Joe Kinnear, since coming on board the Newcastle ship in late September, has been running the club with an extremely small coaching staff, essentially made up of right hand man Chris Hughton, and Richard Money who has been doing an excellent job with our Under-18 side and the Reserves.

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Colin Calderwood with assistant David Kerslake at Nottingham Forest

So it not too surprising to hear today there are reports that Newcastle have today appointed Colin Calderwood, who was sacked as Nottingham Forest manager on Boxing Day, to a coaching role.

Exactly what role that will be we don’t know but we do need more experienced coaches at the club, so we look on this as a good move by Kinnear.

The 43 year old Colin was born in Stranraer, Scotland and during his playing career was a defender with Mansfield Town (100 appearances 1982-1985), Swindon Town (330 appearances 1985-1993), and Tottenham Hotspur (162 appearances 1993-1999), before managing Northampton Town for 3 years from 2003, and then having a brief reign at Nottingham Forest for a couple of seasons.

We assume this news is true, although nothing is official until it’s announced on the official site, although we don’t seem to get too much news on there these days, come to think about it.

We sincerely welcome Colin to Newcastle United and wish him the very best of luck.

Comments welcome.



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126 comments so far

  • GeordieJayne

    Jan 19, 2009 at 3:37 PM

    Comment #1

    You just have to laugh don’t you, Spurs/london connection again.

    You would think that Cashley loves to wind the fans up on purpose

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  • Pons Aelius

    Jan 19, 2009 at 3:40 PM

    Comment #2

    Too many chiefs…

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  • Mickalonius

    Jan 19, 2009 at 3:42 PM

    Comment #3

    Eh calm down! He’s from Scotland!

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  • Kash

    Jan 19, 2009 at 3:42 PM

    Comment #4

    He better be a better defensive coach than Hughton as Hughton is proper pony!!!

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  • nicholster

    Jan 19, 2009 at 3:42 PM

    Comment #5

    i think thats a pretty good move. more experiance on the coaching staff.

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  • Toon Sweden77

    Jan 19, 2009 at 3:42 PM

    Comment #6

    More old spurs-boys..

    What about this management team:

    Manager: Alan Shearer
    Ass manager: Rob Lee

    Defensive coaches: Warren Barton, John Beresford and Steve Howey

    Midfield coaches: Gary Speed, Lee Clark and Rob Lee

    Forward Coaches: Les Ferdinand, Peter Beardsley, Alan Shearer.

    Special striker coach: Philipe Albert

    🙂

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  • Little Willie

    Jan 19, 2009 at 3:43 PM

    Comment #7

    OMG HE PLAYED FOR SPURS!

    Nobody should care as long as he does a good job on the coaching staff.

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  • Kash

    Jan 19, 2009 at 3:44 PM

    Comment #8

    Geremi wants to shut up and leave as well. I’m sick of seeing his lethargic @ss trying to run around the field misplacing passes left right and centre!

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  • The Real Entertainers

    Jan 19, 2009 at 3:46 PM

    Comment #9

    So now we have 2 failed Forest managers !

    Is Cloughy still available ?

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  • Little Willie

    Jan 19, 2009 at 3:46 PM

    Comment #10

    Toon Sweden77 – Good thinking, perhaps we could dig up Jackie Milburn and stick him in the Monty Magpie outfit while we’re at it.

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  • tino97

    Jan 19, 2009 at 3:46 PM

    Comment #11

    This is the big signing we have all been waiting for. Why Calderwood? He failed at Forest! Surely getting a established coach would have been better, if not get someone is knows the club.

    Been another cracking day in toon land. With no promise of any players coming in! Last week we were told, we had 2 loan players lined up and have put in 2 bids for players. Thats totally gone!

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  • Fostino

    Jan 19, 2009 at 3:47 PM

    Comment #12

    toon sweden

    haha, sounds good, so good they’d prob do a better job then what are players are present players are doing right now

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  • Toon Sweden77

    Jan 19, 2009 at 3:47 PM

    Comment #13

    Geremi, at least he wants to play for the club, sure he must be better than Butt?

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  • Pons Aelius

    Jan 19, 2009 at 3:47 PM

    Comment #14

    Mike Ashley has just announced that Newcastle are being re-branded as Newcastle Hotspurs

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  • The Real Entertainers

    Jan 19, 2009 at 3:47 PM

    Comment #15

    It is worrying that we are looking for managers / coaches from a failing championship side !

    Gone have the days, when we could lure the top managers (for all the good they did)

    Good luck Colin, you’ll need it.

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  • Little Willie

    Jan 19, 2009 at 3:49 PM

    Comment #16

    tino97 – What established coach were you thinking of?

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  • RyanToon

    Jan 19, 2009 at 3:49 PM

    Comment #17

    we want players not coaches!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Chizzy_Toon.

    Jan 19, 2009 at 3:49 PM

    Comment #18

    Makes me laugh, just been reading about Geremi wanting to stay, yet Kinnear is saying that he is in talks with Besiktas!!

    I say laugh, at the moment i feel i have to laugh otherwise i would go mad. 🙂

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  • HalftimeBovril

    Jan 19, 2009 at 3:49 PM

    Comment #19

    Another teams results that I look out for is Swindon Town. As you can see from CC stats that he spent the majority of his playing career their. STFC appointed Danny Wilson as their new manager after a 5 week search the same day CC was sacked.
    While reading through their blogs the stfc fans weren’t in favour of CC coming in as manager at all, and that is putting politely. What does it tell you if a League one team just outside the relegation zone did not want to appoint a man who was regarded as a legend there during his playing days.

    Says it all really on how far this club is falling. Personally I’d bring in Glen Roader. He is not a manager but certainly think he’s a half decent coach.

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  • RyanToon

    Jan 19, 2009 at 3:50 PM

    Comment #20

    if we dont sign people by this wednesday at the latest, IMO WE WILL SIGN NOT ONE PLAYER

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  • Kash

    Jan 19, 2009 at 3:51 PM

    Comment #21

    Players I want to see leave Newcastle:

    Geremi – £60k a week – tosh
    Viduka – £55k a week – sicknote
    Smudge – £60k a week – headless chicken
    Cacapa – £30k a week – proper pony
    Gonzalez – dunno – absolute tripe
    Xisco – dunno – absolute tripe

    By my reckoning, getting rid of these looney toons will free up £12m a year! Get rid of them!!!!

    then once we’ve signed players like a LB, RB, 2 CM,RM and ST, look into shipping Enrique, Zogs, Duff, Owen and possibly Butt too with replacements already lined up.

    Getting rid of the above players will free up £14m a year!

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  • BenjiToon

    Jan 19, 2009 at 3:51 PM

    Comment #22

    Fart!

    ….I can’t think of anything more positive to say.

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  • tino97

    Jan 19, 2009 at 3:51 PM

    Comment #23

    I was thinking of anyone other than Calderwood

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  • sirjasontoon

    Jan 19, 2009 at 3:51 PM

    Comment #24

    This sucks…maybe he will get the managers job when we are in the championship next season Hooorahhhhhhh..Yawn,zzzzzzzzzzzzz,Stretch,Sleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep..ahhhhh feeling better now..YAWN.

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  • Toon Graeme

    Jan 19, 2009 at 3:52 PM

    Comment #25

    Come on lads. This a step in the right direction, via a left turn, cross at the roundabout, over the speed humps, through the one way system, past the speed camera and through th automated barriers.

    I think like Tesco – every little helps!! (hopes).

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  • Toon Sweden77

    Jan 19, 2009 at 3:53 PM

    Comment #26

    Little Willie, maybe not dig old Jackie up but as long as Sir Bobby Robson stays with us he could be our shairman

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  • pdidy

    Jan 19, 2009 at 3:53 PM

    Comment #27

    who made the comparison between Clough and,Kinnear and Calderwood?

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  • RyanToon

    Jan 19, 2009 at 3:54 PM

    Comment #28

    edgar,enrique,cacapa,butt,geremi,nzogbia,viduka,smith, can all for me, get to muck

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  • The Real Entertainers

    Jan 19, 2009 at 3:54 PM

    Comment #29

    Ryan

    Jan’ is not the time to be buying players !!

    We need to sort out things like :

    Shola’s contract
    Tie JFK down for 2 years
    Offer Carroll an extended deal
    Tout our star players around the leagues
    and of course employ another Forest flop.

    With all this important business going on, you cant expect Mr Ashley to worry about purchasing football players.

    Come, come Ryan you should know Mr Ashley by now!

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  • Toon Graeme

    Jan 19, 2009 at 3:54 PM

    Comment #30

    Kash –

    we know that we need to offload the donkeys and sicknotes – but at the end of the day who will we get in?

    Anyone who puts on that shirt have now got to fight until the death against Villa on the last day and pray that its enough for us to stay up.

    I will be crying like Gazza I tell you if we go down and we will never get back up.

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  • Fostino

    Jan 19, 2009 at 3:55 PM

    Comment #31

    re Kash

    you could well be right and look at how many player’s you mentioned were signed by fat sham………..disaster!!

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  • Little Willie

    Jan 19, 2009 at 3:55 PM

    Comment #32

    It might help some people if they can get their head around the difference between a coach and manager, just because someone didn’t make a very good manager doesn’t mean they’re not good at coaching either.

    Look at Sammy Lee, he was highly thought of as a coach with England and Bolton but was out of his depth when he turned to management, yet now he’s a successful coach at the team who are 2nd in the league.

    Some people need to get a grip.

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  • The Real Entertainers

    Jan 19, 2009 at 3:55 PM

    Comment #33

    pdidy

    it wasnt a comparison.

    and tongue was firmly in cheek.

    How can i be serious at a time like this

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  • Toon Sweden77

    Jan 19, 2009 at 3:57 PM

    Comment #34

    Wonder if the official NUFC site is going to splash this news soon or are they going to keep us uninformed as usual?

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  • Fostino

    Jan 19, 2009 at 3:58 PM

    Comment #35

    well joe clearly isnt doing a good job coaching them…….maybe colin can help

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  • Little Willie

    Jan 19, 2009 at 3:59 PM

    Comment #36

    And why is it people are incapable of discussing the article that has been written? Instead having to post the usual “OMG WE HAVEN’T SIGNED ANYONE YET” etc in every single post.

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  • RyanToon

    Jan 19, 2009 at 3:59 PM

    Comment #37

    toonsweden

    the website is a joke, it will was still saying the other week, keegan was manager

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  • toonoholic

    Jan 19, 2009 at 4:00 PM

    Comment #38

    Joe Kinnear, since coming on board the Newcastle ship in late September, has been running the club with an extremely small coaching staff

    Ed you forgot to mention and extremely smaller SQUAD !

    cant believe spuds just spend 30 mn on defoe and palacios
    mancity i lost count.

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  • Toon Sweden77

    Jan 19, 2009 at 4:03 PM

    Comment #39

    Maybe its Derek Llambias manage the website.. 🙂

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  • The Real Entertainers

    Jan 19, 2009 at 4:05 PM

    Comment #40

    Its ironic that Mike Ashley is our owner and Northern Rock one of our sponsors 🙂

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