Elland Road

Next Game

Leeds v Wigan

Friday, 26 December 2014, 15:00

Sky Bet Ch'ship

DW Stadium

Last Game

Wigan 1 - 2 Rotherham

Saturday, 20 December 2014, 15:00

Sky Bet Ch'ship

Caldwell pens new Wigan deal

Wigan captain Gary Caldwell has signed a new deal at the club that will also see him take on a coaching role.

Last Updated: 11/07/14 at 15:14 Post Comment

Gary Caldwell: Signed a new contract

Gary Caldwell: Signed a new contract

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

The 32-year-old defender has agreed a one-year contract and will help out with the Latics' academy.

Caldwell missed large chunks of last season before coming into Uwe Rosler's plans late in the campaign, but has made over 100 appearances for the club and his manager has expressed his delight at securing the experienced defender's services for another year and helping his development as a coach.

Rosler told the official club website: "Gary has been a great servant to the club in his time here, and we are delighted we will be able to continue calling upon his experience and professionalism next season when the tension will be high and we need big characters in our dressing room.

"On the field, we saw at the end of the season what an impact he made, especially in the play-off games when he played very well - and that calmness under pressure then spreads all over the pitch.

"Off the field, we need to have a tightly-knit group to handle the intensity of the season and someone of Gary's presence is vital to build a great dressing room. He is a role model to the younger players who can see the standards he sets every day in training and on matchday.

"Whether he is playing in the team or not, he is someone who can have a major influence at the club."

Caldwell told the club's official website: "The gaffer spoke to me at the end of the season after the QPR game and said he wanted to keep me on as a player first and foremost, but also to help out with the development squad, Under-18s and the academy side of the club.

"What he described really excited me, to stay on at the club as a player but also continue coaching is a great opportunity for me.

"I want to contribute as much as I can; it's up to the gaffer how much I'll play, but for him to give me that role and responsibility with the youth team and the next generation of the club is something I'm really looking forward to."

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

really enjoyed this. Thanks F365 for another year of work avoidance - happy Christmas.

megabrow (cufc)
Our Person Of The Year: Alan Pardew

I

m no Sam Fan and this article sums him up beautifully. I always like to imagine that when he watches anything on TV and hears clapping, he stands up and aknowledges the applause, thinking its for him!

cozens
Football Managers On TV: Sam Allardyce

N

ah, Fergie is just having another pop at Rooney. He just wants to put him down whenever he gets a chance. Rooney is by far the best English player. Carrick is not far behind, mind. However, by elevating Carrick like that, Sir is having a dig at Wayne. Fergie is well-known for mind games like that. Good to see he's still feisty.

timbo
Van Gaal will thrive - Ferguson

Footer 365

Premier League: QPR look for result against Arsenal, Rio Ferdinand in selection contention

QPR boss Harry Redknapp says Rio Ferdinand could be back in the team as the squad is rotated through the festive period.

Premier League: Nemanja Matic says Chelsea can win quadruple

Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic insists the Blues can win the quadruple this season.

Premier League: Ronald Koeman facing selection crisis ahead of Southampton's match against Everton

Harrison Reed's impressive display against Everton has given Ronald Koeman a selection dilemma.

Mail Box

Van Gaal's Half-Term Report Card...

One Man United fan isn't happy with the rate the team is progressing under Louis van Gaal, while the mailbox also wishes Liverpool fans a Merry Mid-Table Christmas...

Hang On, Rafa's Success Is No Fluke...

The afternoon mailbox kicks the morning mailbox's arse after claims that Rafa Benitez has fluked his success. Plus, big talk about Liverpool's progress and lots more...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property