Men’s First Team Manager Russell Martin has added to his backroom staff with the appointment of Colin Calderwood as First Team Coach.

The 58-year-old joins from League One outfit Northampton Town where he was Assistant Manager, and arrives on the south coast with over 40 years’ of experience in professional football as a player, coach and manager. 

Born in Stranraer, Calderwood began his playing career at Mansfield, but most notably played for Tottenham and Aston Villa in the Premier League, also amassing over 400 appearances in the Football League with spells at Swindon, Nottingham Forest and Notts County. 

Earning 36 caps for Scotland, the centre-back moved into management upon retirement, taking charge of Northampton in 2003. 

Winning promotion in 2006, he moved on to another former club in the form of Forest in May of the same year, securing a spot in the Championship with a second-place finish in 2008. 

Other managerial spells at Hibernian and Cambridge United followed, with Calderwood also well versed as part of a backroom team, taking on Assistant Manager positions at Birmingham, Brighton, Aston Villa and Blackpool, before returning to Northampton for a third spell in June 2021.

Commenting on his appointment, Director of Football Jason Wilcox said: “We are delighted that Colin has agreed to join us and further strengthen Russell’s backroom team. 

“He has a wealth of experience from his many years as a coach and manager that we know will be invaluable to our squad.”

Everyone at Saints would like to welcome Colin to the club.