Gary Caldwell

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Where is Gary Caldwell now?

A versatile defender who could play across the back, ex Wigan Athletic captain Gary Caldwell retired from playing in 2015 after failing to recover from a long-term hip injury.

When Caldwell’s contract at Wigan was extended by a final year in 2014 part of the deal was that he was given some coaching responsibilities within the club’s academy when he wasn’t involved with the first team.

Upon officially retiring from playing in February 2015, Caldwell was given a full time role within the Wigan Athletic academy.

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Caldwell’s time coaching within the academy only lasted two months as he was appointed manager of the club in April 2015 after the sacking of Malky Mackay.

Although Caldwell was unable to save the club from relegation to League One, he successfully guided the club to the title and promotion back to the Championship the following season and won the LMA League One Manager of the Year award.

Unfortunately for Caldwell he endured a torrid start to the 2016-17 season with Wigan and was sacked in October 2016 after winning just two of their first 14 games of the season.

Caldwell was back in coaching just four months later when he was appointed in his current role as manager of League Two side Chesterfield in January 2017.

Unable to save his side from relegation to League Two, Caldwell’s Chesterfield side had a terrible start to the 2017-18 season and he was sacked after winning just one of their first 10 games.

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Gary Caldwell: Premier League Statistics

Goals Scored6
Yellow Cards27
Red Cards4
Premier League Teams Played forWigan Athletic

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