Championship Birmingham have approached Hibernian of the SPL for permission to speak to manager Colin Calderwood form the post of assistant coach, reports Press Association Sport. Blues see Calderwood as a candidate to become number two to new boss Chris Hughton.

Hughton and Calderwood previously worked together at Newcastle as manager and first team coach respectively.

Before that, Calderwood had been a player and Hughton on the coaching staff at the same time at Tottenham.

The former Scottish international previously had managerial experience at Northampton and Nottingham Forest.

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