Former Partick Thistle manager Gary Caldwell has entrusted Manchester City role

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Former Scotland defender and Partick Thistle manager Gary Caldwell has been appointed Manchester City loan coach.

The former Thistle boss joined Newcastle United on an interim basis as U23 manager last month but left when his contract expired. He now assumes the role of Manchester City, England Premier League champions, where he will contribute to the development of young players on loan from Etihad.

The 39-year-old was named England Premier League champion after a short stint with league rivals Newcastle United (Photo by Manchester City FC / Manchester City FC via Getty Images)

This could include Alexander Robertson, the Ross County loaner to Manchester City, and Scotland Under-21 international Lewis Fiorini, who is loaned to Lincoln City by the Citizens. Caldwell was a director at Chesterfield and Partick Thistle.

He said of his short stay at Newcastle: “I have enjoyed being back on the pitch as a manager for the club that gave me my football debut. Thank you to all the players and the staff for making me feel so welcome.

The 39-year-old was appointed director of Thistle in October 2018 and was replaced by Ian McCall the following September after a poor run of results. Partick Thistle avoided relegation under his leadership in 2019, but was second in the Scottish Championship by the time he was dismissed. Thistle faces Kilmarnock on Saturday afternoon.

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