Newcastle chief Llambias tribute to new Hibs boss Calderwood

Newcastle United managing director Derek Llambias has paid tribute to departing coach Colin Calderwood.

The Scot was named new Hibs manager on Monday.

Llambias told the Magpies' official website: "The part Colin played in our recent success should not be underestimated.

"He is a first-class professional and was very popular amongst the players and staff.

"It's a tremendous opportunity for him to manage a big club in Scotland. He has had success as a manager before and I'm sure he will do so again.

"Along with everyone else connected with Newcastle United, I wish Colin the very best of luck with Hibernian and in the rest of his career."

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