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.
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.