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Colin Calderwood Joins Blackpool's Coaching Staff

New Appointment Confirmed

30 October 2020

Blackpool Football Club is delighted to announce the appointment of Colin Calderwood as an Assistant Head Coach.

The vastly experienced 55-year-old becomes another valuable addition to Neil Critchley’s coaching staff at Bloomfield Road.

Promoted four times as a player with Swindon Town, a team he captained from a young age, Calderwood also represented the likes of Mansfield Town, Tottenham Hotspur and Aston Villa during his playing career, as well as Scotland internationally.

Upon retirement, Calderwood returned to Tottenham in a coaching role, before guiding both Northampton Town and Nottingham Forest to promotions as a manager. 

A further promotion then followed as an assistant to Chris Hughton at Newcastle United in 2010, with the pair going on to work together at Birmingham City, Norwich City and Brighton & Hove Albion.

In recent years, Calderwood has also been an assistant to Steve Bruce at Aston Villa and had a stint managing Cambridge United in Sky Bet League Two.

Neil Critchley said:  

“I’m pleased to welcome Colin to the Club. Colin’s experience and achievements in the game speak for themselves. We feel he has the perfect qualities to both complement and enhance the existing staff we have in place here at Blackpool.”   

Colin Calderwood added:

“I’m absolutely delighted to join Blackpool. I’ve seen a lot of the division now because I’ve been scouting for a team in League One.

“I’m looking forward to working with Neil and the rest of the staff. I’ll be there to aid and assist in the best way possible and use my good experiences of football to help everybody within the Club.”


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