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Club statement: Villa announce Calderwood appointment

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Club statement: Villa announce Calderwood appointment

Aston Villa is delighted to announce the appointment of Colin Calderwood as assistant manager.

Calderwood joins Stephen Clemence and Gary Walsh on Steve Bruce’s backroom staff.

The former Villa defender, 51, arrives from Brighton, where he spent just under two years as No.2 to Chris Hughton.

Bruce said: “I’m delighted to bring Colin to the football club. 

When I heard Colin was interested he shot to the top of the pile Steve Bruce
“We’ve got an experienced guy and a good football man. It was important for me to get someone of his nous.

“When I heard Colin was interested he shot to the top of the pile. We interviewed two or three people. But once I knew Colin was available there was only one person I wanted here.”

Director of Football Steve Round added: “We are delighted to secure the services of Colin.  

“He is an excellent coach and an outstanding person.  

“He has a wealth of experience at the highest level and will be a great addition to our management team.”

AVFC Official
By @AVFCOfficial 21st November 2016