Gary Caldwell leaves Newcastle Under-23s after interim spell in charge

By Matty Hewitt

Gary Caldwell has left his position as head coach of Newcastle Under-23s with the club close to appointing a full-time successor.

The former Magpies defender stepped in to take charge of the academy outfit after Chris Hogg left to join League One side MK Dons as assistant manager.

The Scottish centre-back came through the academy set up at St. James Park himself ad despite failing to make a breakthrough into the first team set-up, he was still able to forge a successful career in the game.

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The Magpies Under-23's are currently top of the Premier League 2 Division 2 after an unbeaten start to the campaign.

The youngsters have seen off the likes of Burnley U23's and Birmingham U23's but were held to a draw against Reading U23's.

Current assistant Kevin Richardson will take control of the team for the upcoming fixtures until a permanent appointment has been announced

A statement released by NUFC said: "Caldwell stepped in on a short-term basis last month following the departure of Chris Hogg, and leaves with the recruitment process to appoint Hogg's full-time successor nearing completion.

"Current assistant Kevin Richardson will take the team for its upcoming fixtures ahead of a permanent appointment being announced shortly.

"The club would like to thank Gary for his contribution and wishes him well for the future."


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