Gary Caldwell: Exeter City appoints manager


Gary Caldwell: Exeter City appoints manager


Gary Caldwell appointed by Exeter City as new coach

Exeter City have appointed former Wigan manager Gary Caldwell as their new head coach.

The Stirling-born former Scotland and Celtic defender has signed a long-term contract and will replace Matt Taylor, who joined Rotherham United on October 4.

Caldwell was most recently an assistant manager at Hibernian, working alongside head coach Shaun Maloney, before they were sacked in April.

The 40-year-old has also previously managed Chesterfield and Patrick Thistle; these spells followed a stint at Wigan, with whom he led to Championship promotion in 2016.

On signing the contract, Caldwell said: “I’m so excited to be working for the club. I can’t wait to meet the players and get on the grass as it’s a club that has huge potential.”

“As a supporter-owned club, Exeter City is unique and it was vitally important that we chose the right person to continue our journey. The club is in a strong position, having been promoted to League One and made a great start to the campaign, which sees us in eighth position in the table. Gary brings a great deal of experience to our club and we’re excited and optimistic for the future,” chairman of Exeter City Supporters’ Trust Nick Hawker and Exeter City president Julian Tagg said in a joint statement.

Hawker and Tagg added: “We would also like to put on record our thanks to interim manager Kevin Nicholson and Jon Hill for stepping in to manage the team over the last couple of weeks.”

Caldwell’s first match will be against Derby County tomorrow, away from home.