“Just what we need,” – Some Cambridge United fan reaction to manager appointment

Cambridge United ended their hunt for a new manager by unveiling 53-year old Colin Calderwood yesterday.

The Scot has been assistant manager at Newcastle, Birmingham City, Norwich, Brighton and most recently, Aston Villa, where he was assistant to Steve Bruce. He’s also managed outright before, with Nottm Forest, Northampton and Hibernian.

His time as a stand-alone manager has been varied, he’s known for producing solid, if unspectacular sides but is perhaps more suited to the lower divisions where a direct approach is favoured. He’ll certainly found an outlet for Jabo Ibhere and Barry Corr!

Cambridge are currently embroiled in a relegation battle, although the quality within their squad surely dictates the right manager can pull them clear of trouble. Joe Dunne, whilst meaning well, didn’t seem to be able to blend tough players like Gary Deegan with those who like to play, such as George Maris.

Cambridge will now look to the January window to bolster a side that perhaps needs patching up in place and certainly needs whittling down in others.

Much of the reaction to the appointment has been positive, as you can see below.

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