Aberdeen boss new name in the frame

Aberdeen boss Jimmy Calderwood is the latest name linked with the Norwich City managerial vacancy. While caretaker boss Bryan Gunn, once an Aberdeen goalkeeper, guided the Canaries to a 4-0 win over Barnsley, after being given a few tips from his former Dons boss Sir Alex Ferguson, another Pittodrie name was reported to be among the candidates to succeed Glenn Roeder.

Aberdeen boss Jimmy Calderwood is the latest name linked with the Norwich City managerial vacancy.

While caretaker boss Bryan Gunn, once an Aberdeen goalkeeper, guided the Canaries to a 4-0 win over Barnsley, after being given a few tips from his former Dons boss Sir Alex Ferguson, another Pittodrie name was reported to be among the candidates to succeed Glenn Roeder.

Reports in Scotland claim Calderwood is on a short list of five for the Carrow Road vacancy with former Blackburn Rovers boss Paul Ince, Rotherham manager Mark Robins, ex-Watford manager Adrian Boothroyd and Colin Calderwood, recently sacked by Nottingham Forest.

Aberdeen's Calderwood, whose side pulled off a thrilling 4-2 home win over Celtic in the Scottish Premier League yesterday, is also wanted by Dutch side Utrecht, who want him to replace Wim van Hanegem, who is stepping down at the end of the season.


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The Calderwood link may be undermined, however, by the fact that City chairman Roger Munby says “yellow and green blood” is a prerequisite for the job.

Gunn, City's head of recruitment, refused to say whether he would be applying for the job.

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He said: “It's been a great experience, I must admit. Where it goes from here . . . I know the job will be a sought-after job. It's a fantastic place to work at.

“I've been very fortunate to be here for 22 years in different capacities and the last couple of years back in the football department and it's a great club. What this club needs now is stability to build on the result today and use the 18 games left this season as an opportunity to get back up the table and a respectable position.

“It was an amazing experience and I think I'll just have a little think about things.

“I'm going to speak to the chief executive and the directors later so I'm leaving it open-ended, as open as that.”

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