Newcastle United have appointed Gary Caldwell as their interim U23s manager, marking the 39-year-old’s first management role since leaving Partick Thistle.

Caldwell was appointed manager of the Scottish Championship club in 2018 but left 11 months later after a disappointing spell at Firhill. He has not been in management since, but former club Newcastle United have handed him the reigns of their youth squad on a short-term basis.

Caldwell is the new Newcastle United youth coach. (photo by David Young/Action Plus via Getty Images)

A statement reads: “Newcastle United have appointed former Scotland international Gary Caldwell as interim U23s lead development coach following the departure of Chris Hogg.

“Caldwell, who came through the Magpies’ Academy set-up between 1997 and 2001, will re-join the club on a short-term basis while an external recruitment process takes place to appoint Hogg’s full-time successor.

“Hogg left the club for MK Dons last week, taking up the position of assistant manager to newly appointed Dons boss Liam Manning.”

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