Birmingham target Calderwood committed to Hibs cause

Hibernian manager Colin Calderwood has again refuted claims that he is set to depart the club.

Hibernian manager Colin Calderwood has again refuted claims that he is set to depart the club.

The 46-year old tactician is wanted by his former Newcastle United boss Chris Hughton, who was this week appointed as new Birmingham City manager, to join him at St Andrew’s.

Last week he was linked with joining Steve McClaren at Nottingham Forest but Calderwood insists he is keen to remain with Hibs and help the club move forward in the Scottish Premier League.

"It's a terrific prospect taking Hibs on next season. Of course, I'm still enjoying the challenge. It hasn't altered,” Calderwood said from the team bonding camp in Peebles.

“This week we're purely building an understanding of our game plan for the season, relationships within the team, and understanding of individual roles and responsibilities and identifying what we're good at and working on our weaknesses.

"We're trying to make a team that's tight at the back, but with an ability to score goals from all areas of the pitch and have a process of getting to an end-point, which is winning games.

"So come the first quarter of the season, my aim is that people can say this is what Hibernian are good at, this is their strengths.

"Hopefully they will unfold, but I've got a fair idea of what I'd like them to be."

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