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Who is Cambridge United FC manager Colin Calderwood?
Colin Calderwood is the current Cambridge United FC boss after being appointed in December 2018. He was born on 20 January 1965 in Stranraer, Scotland. Previously, Calderwood was a professional footballer playing for clubs such as Tottenham Hotspur, Aston Villa and Notts County.
From the years of 1982 to 2001, Colin Calderwood played for Mansfield Town, Swindon Town, Tottenham Hotspur, Aston Villa, Nottingham Forest and Notts County. Calderwood made 631 competitive appearances scoring 28 goals along the way which is impressive for a defender. He also played for the Scottish National team from 1995 to 1999 making 36 appearances and even scoring 1 goal.
Unfortunately for Calderwood, his career was ended short due to a broken leg. Once he retired, he went into management and became the reserve team manager at Tottenham Hotspur in 2001. However, in October 2003, Calderwood decided to become the manager of Northampton Town. He reached the playoffs within his first two seasons at the club before finishing second in the EFL League Two in 2006 securing their League One place.
In May 2006, Colin Calderwood joined Nottingham Forest and finished fourth in his first season at the club before losing to Yeovil Town 5-4 on aggregate in the playoffs. In the following season, Calderwood won a manager of the month trophy of which he decided to sell on eBay in the hope of raising funds for a children's hospital, he raised £2000. However, he was sacked in December 2008 after a poor start to the season.
Calderwood then went on to be an assistant manager at clubs from the years of 2009 to 2018 such as Newcastle United, Birmingham City, Norwich, Brighton & Hove Albion and Aston Villa. He also managed Hibernian and was a first team coach at Newcastle in this time period before reaching Cambridge United.
After Calderwood was appointed Cambridge United manager in December 2018, he led the side to a disappointing 21st place finish in League Two after narrowly avoiding relegation. He was also knocked out in the first round of both the FA Cup and the EFL Cup along with a second round exit from the EFL Trophy. With an uninspiring season behind them, the Cambridge United fans will be hoping they can do better this season under Colin Calderwood as they look to stay in the EFL League Two.