Caldwell: From English League 2 To Scotland National Team?

Written by on February 1, 2018

Gary Caldwell has applied to become Scotland manager and spoke with Scottish FA chief executive Stewart Regan 48 hours before Regan’s departure from the SFA.

The former Scotland defender, who has managed Wigan and Chesterfield, says he can succeed in the role.

“If I didn’t believe I could make an impact then I wouldn’t put myself forward,” he told the media.

“I don’t think that having vast experience is going to give you that much of a difference.”

Caldwell was speaking before a scheduled SFA board meeting on Thursday at which the vacancy will be discussed.

“International football in the past used to be that somebody had a career [in management] and it was one of their later jobs,” he said.

Caldwell failed to save Chesterfield FC from freefall after taking over in January 2017 at the Proact Stadium and results led to relegation to English League 2 last season.

The Stirling-born ex-player also failed to show he had what it took to take the Derbyshire based Spireites back up to the third tier in England and he was subsequently sacked just a few games into the 2017/18 season.

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