Calderwood committed to Hibs

BY foxsports • February 10, 2011

Calderwood has been linked a switch to the Baggies as Chris Hughton's assistant if the former Newcastle boss takes charge at The Hawthorns. The former Scotland defender moved to Easter Road last October after working at Newcastle alongside Hughton - linked with succeeding Roberto Di Matteo - including last season when the Magpies earned promotion to the Barclays Premier League. But Calderwood, who has three wins from 18 games in charge of Hibs, said he was unaware of the speculation until this morning and believes it is purely people putting two and two together. Calderwood, whose side are 10th in the SPL, said: "I want to stay. "It's not even a decision for anyone at the minute. It's a story in the paper. "I speak to Chris regularly and I don't think he's even got the job yet. "I'm sure he'll be a good and worthy favourite for the job - as it seems at the minute - so it will be interesting to see what transpires from here." Calderwood maintained he has ambitions for Hibs and has not contemplated moving to West Brom. He added: "I haven't really thought about it. "I'm thoroughly enjoying my time. I'm looking forward to really getting my teeth in to what I think is a terrific opportunity for myself, the same as it was when I joined." Among those ambitions are retaining the services of striker Derek Riordan, who is one of a host of players out of contract at the end of the current campaign. Riordan has scored nine times this season, including the opener in last week's 2-0 win over St Mirren - a result which ended a winless run of 12 matches. Calderwood added: "I've always said it. He's a terrific influence on the team, his goals are a huge part of our goals tally this season, he's a Hibernian player at heart and we'll try our utmost to keep him." After a first win since November, Calderwood called for his players to build on the result, beginning against Kilmarnock on Saturday. He added: "There was a certain amount of relief, I think, but now we've got to take a deep breath and go again. "We've got to be more consistent in terms of results than we have been. "It's an ideal opportunity, with two home games together, to take as many points as you can. "We've got three, but that's not enough. "We're looking for another win and that would certainly help because we've got some tough games. "We've got to go to St Mirren and Hamilton, so we've got to try and get anything at home that might give us a perceived advantage." Calderwood's assistant Derek Adams has successfully appealed against a four-match touchline ban received while he was manager at Ross County. Calderwood said: "He's delighted, we all are. "It's worked out in our favour."


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