Gary Caldwell

Where is Gary Caldwell now?

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

Starting his career at Newcastle United in 2001 he went onto make over 400 first team appearances and was an FA Cup winner in 2013 when his unfancied Wigan side beat Manchester City.

He was also a Scotland international and won 55 caps between 2002 and 2013.
 
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Having already gained some coaching experience during his last playing year at Wigan, Caldwell was given a full-time role within their academy when he retired but this lasted two months as he was appointed manager of the club in April 2015 after the sacking of Malky Mackay.

Although he 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 winning 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.

He made a return to coaching just four months later when he was appointed manager of League Two side Chesterfield but was unable to save them from relegation to League Two and was sacked at the start of the 2017-18 season after his team won just one of their first 10 games.

In October 2018 he made a return to Scotland when he was appointed manager of Partick Thistle and successfully avoided relegation but was sacked in September 2019 with his side sat second from bottom.

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Gary Caldwell: Premier League Statistics

NationalityScotland
PositionDefender
Appearances102
Goals Scored6
Yellow Cards27
Red Cards4
Premier League Teams Played forWigan Athletic

Statistics courtesy of www.premierleague.com