Colin Calderwood was well liked on Tyneside, and we always knew that he loved being a coach at Newcastle.
Colin Calderwood – while at Newcastle
And that has come out in no small way today as Colin Calderwood has left Newcastle with a glowing tribute to the club and its fans.
This is what Calderwood told the Evening Chronicle today:
“I would like to thank the Newcastle United supporters, the staff and players at the club and the city as a whole for giving me a moment in my life and career which will live with me forever.”
” Whenever I think of Newcastle, it will always bring me smiles and happiness.” “I’ll always think fondly of Newcastle United during my life.”
“I’m sure that with Chris, Paul Barron and the rest of the staff and players, they can continue the good work.” “Newcastle always knew that if a team came in for me as manager then I would be tempted.”
And Calderwood now has a big job at Hibernian, and that’s going to be another result we’ll be following this season.
Colin said today:
“We’ll look to get as near to Rangers and Celtic as we can, with the ambition of one day challenging them.”
“With the way the finances of football are these days, there is going to be a balancing out in the game eventually.”
Getting up there to challenge those two would be great – but some club needs to do that in Scotland with both Glasgow clubs on a maximum 24 points from 8 games, and 3rd placed Motherwell already a massive 11 points behind.
Hibs are in 8th position of the 12 SPL clubs, with 8 points from their first 8 games, the same record as Newcastle has – as it turns out – with two wins, two draws and four defeats.
Obviously we hope Colin can be super successful at Hibs.