We had reported back on 19th January that former Scotland, Tottenham and Swindon defender Colin Calderwood had joined Newcastle United as a first-team coach.
Colin Calderwood with assistant David Kerslake at Nottingham Forest
And then a couple of days later, after Colin had been interviewed and denied he was coming to Newcastle we ran a headline saying he was not coming.
More news today that has indeed officially joined Joe Kinnear today at Newcastle as a first team coach.
But it’s only through the end of the season, and we suspect Colin would like to get back into management at that time.
Calderwood is at the Newcastle training ground today, and he has initially dampened down expectations he was moving to Tyneside.
But the Evening Chronicle is today reporting that once Joe Kinnear heard the former Nottingham Forest manager was keen to get back into the game, following his Forest exit ion Boxing Day, he brought Colin to work with him at Newcastle, principally on the defense.
Kinnear told the Evening Chronicle today:
“We have Colin Calderwood on board now, and he will be joining us until the end of the season to bring something else to our backroom team.”
Joe, 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.
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 sincerely welcome Colin to Newcastle United and wish him the very best of luck.