Jimmy Calderwood joins Dutch club Go Ahead Eaglesh

JIMMY Calderwood is back in football as the new manager of Dutch club Go Ahead Eagles.

The former Aberdeen, Dunfermline and Kilmarnock manager has returned to the Netherlands to coach the mid-table Second Division outfit having been out of work since leaving Ross County at the end of the last campaign. He replaces Joop Gall, who was axed by the Deventer club last week.

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Calderwood, 57, has signed a deal until the end of this season, but could get a longer contract if he impresses.

The Scot is a well-known figure in Dutch football having played for Sparta Rotterdam, Willem II, Roda JC and Heracles. He also managed Willem II and NEC Nijmegen before moving to Dunfermline in 1999. Calderwood later went on to manage Aberdeen but was axed after five years before going on to have stints at Kilmarnock and County.

He will work with former Arsenal and Netherlands winger Marc Overmars, who is the club’s director of football. Go Ahead Eagles still have a chance of reaching the play-offs to get into the Dutch top flight, where they haven’t been since 1996.