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Former Celtic, Hibernian & Scotland star Gary Caldwell returns to management with Chesterfield


FORMER Celtic and Scotland star Gary Caldwell insists Chesterfield is the perfect platform to relaunch his managerial career after he was named the new boss of the Spireites.

The 34-year-old has penned a one-year contract to replace Danny Wilson at the helm of the League One strugglers, who are currently toiling in the relegation zone just four points above the foot of the table.

It is Caldwell’s first job since his shock dismissal by Championship outfit Wigan in October, having lead the Latics to the League One title in his maiden full season in charge.

(Pic: Greg Farrimond)

He told Chesterfield’s official website: “It’s really exciting and I’m looking forward to it. I’m just delighted to get everything done, and now I’m looking forward to working with and meeting the players.

“I had great discussions at length about where the club wanted to go and what I could bring to that process and I felt that, at this time in my career, it’s the right for me.

“I felt that they were ambitious and I am too, I’m hungry to get back into management and to get success. I believe that gives you the control to bring you success and to win football games.

“Success won’t happen overnight and you’re not going to see a totally drastic change to the team.

“But I’ll slowly start putting my ideas across and get the team playing a style of football that I believe over a long season that League One will bring success.”

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