21 Facts About Jimmy Calderwood


James Calderwood was born on 28 February 1955 and is a Scottish former football player and manager.


Jimmy Calderwood played for Birmingham City and Dutch clubs Sparta Rotterdam, Willem II Tilburg, Roda JC and Heracles Almelo.


Jimmy Calderwood returned to his native Scotland in 1999 to become manager of Dunfermline Athletic, guiding them to the 2004 Scottish Cup Final.


Jimmy Calderwood left Dunfermline that summer to become manager of Aberdeen, a position he held for five seasons.


Jimmy Calderwood then had brief stints with Kilmarnock and Ross County, helping each club retain their league status.


Jimmy Calderwood returned to the Netherlands in March 2012, with Go Ahead Eagles.


In January 2014, Jimmy Calderwood spent just under a month as manager of De Graafschap before resigning.


Jimmy Calderwood cited the sale of several of De Graafschap's key players without adequate replacement as the reason for his resignation from the post.


In July 2016, Jimmy Calderwood was appointed to the board of directors at Cowdenbeath.


Jimmy Calderwood started his professional career with Birmingham City as an apprentice in 1971, making his first team debut against Stoke City in 1972.


Jimmy Calderwood made 159 appearances for the club before spending a short time on loan at Cambridge United in 1979.


Jimmy Calderwood first became a coach in 1991, of amateur club Rietvogels of Almelo.


Jimmy Calderwood returned to Willem II Tilburg in 1995, initially as assistant coach before becoming the manager of the club a year later.


Jimmy Calderwood spent five seasons at East End Park, where he led the club to promotion to the SPL in his first season in charge.


Jimmy Calderwood oversaw an improvement in Aberdeen's fortunes on the playing field.


Jimmy Calderwood was appointed manager of Kilmarnock on 14 January 2010, succeeding Jim Jefferies.


Jimmy Calderwood managed to secure Kilmarnock's SPL status for another season, but left the club in the summer after disagreeing with chairman Michael Johnston about the player and coaching budgets.


On 16 February 2011, Jimmy Calderwood agreed to fill the managerial post at First Division club Ross County until the end of the season.


Jimmy Calderwood was appointed coach of Go Ahead Eagles in the Eerste Divisie on 30 March 2012.


Jimmy Calderwood was appointed manager of De Graafschap in January 2014.


Jimmy Calderwood left the club after less than a month in the job, furious at the sale of two key players before the start of the season.