Gary Caldwell has been appointed as Manchester City’s Loan Team Manager, according to a journalist. Craig Hope of the Daily Mail claims that the defender, who made 150 appearances for Celtic between 2006 and 2010, will join the English Champions.
Caldwell recently had an interim spell as Newcastle U23 boss after leaving the manager’s role at Partick Thistle in 2019.
Understand Gary Caldwell is joining Manchester City as loan team coach. He was recently in charge of NUFC U23s but left after a few weeks in interim role. #mcfc
— Craig Hope (@CraigHope_DM) September 13, 2021
The 39-year-old came through the Newcastle Academy from 2001-2004 before making a permanent switch to Hibs in 2004. Following his success at Easter Road, the player was signed on a free transfer by Gordon Strachan at Celtic.
Caldwell was a decent player for Celtic, winning four trophies during his four years at the club, including two titles, one League Cup and one Scottish Cup. In the 2008-09 season, he won a number of personal accolades for his individual performances for Celtic and Scotland. The role at City will likely see him interacting with Celtic from time to time; however, this position is extremely modern with top clubs often employing former players to put programmes together for the players that are away from the club.