Aberdeen boss Calderwood: Copenhagen match biggest of career

Jimmy Calderwood has said that Thursday's crunch clash with FC Copenhagen is the biggest game of his managerial career.

Despite leading Dunfermline out to the 2004 Scottish Cup Final against Celtic, Calderwood believes that the UEFA Cup decider at Pittodrie would be the pinnacle of his career.

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"This is far bigger than that cup final with Dunfermline.

"Don't get me wrong, it was brilliant to walk out at Hampden with them, although losing took a bit of shine off things.

"But the clash with Copenhagen puts all of that firmly in the shadows.

"There is just so much at stake, not just financially but from the footballing prestige side of things as well."

A win for Aberdeen on Thursday would see them through to the knockout stages of the UEFA Cup and Calderwood is buzzing with anticipation:

"I know taking Aberdeen, from where we were just over three and half years ago, to the last 32 of this cup would be a massive achievement.

"I reckon I would be bursting with pride if I was able to stand at Pittodrie on Thursday night and watch the fans celebrate a victory.

"It would be great for a club like Aberdeen.

"It would mean more money, but more importantly it would mean another couple of games against a club of the stature of Hamburg, Everton, maybe Bayern Munich and possibly AEK Athens.

"That would be amazing."

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