Calderwood coy on Hibs future as Forest and Blues wait

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Media conference: Hibernian manager Colin Calderwood

Hibernian manager Colin Calderwood has refused to rule out a return to England as Birmingham and Nottingham Forest vie for his services.

Both Championship sides want him to be their assistant manager.

"I can't sit here and say categorically there's nothing that would excite me elsewhere," said Calderwood.

"If there is any truth in the stories, I'm in a wonderful position and I should be thankful for that. But my job at the minute is to be here."

Calderwood was manager of Forest for two-and-a-half years and led them out of League One before being sacked in 2008.

And new Forest boss Steve McClaren told BBC Radio Nottingham: "Everyone knows we are trying to bring Colin Calderwood back to the club. We're still working on that.

"Hopefully that will be resolved but I think there is still a long way to go with that one.

"I think everybody knows his credentials and what Colin would bring and that's why I'm aiming to do it."

New Birmingham manager Chris Hughton also wants to recruit his former Tottenham team-mate Calderwood, who was his assistant during his time in charge at Newcastle United.

Calderwood said Hughton had not been in touch with an offer.

But he added: "It's nice to have, if something comes of it that might be in the future.

"This is all born out of past relationships and the fact we had a successful year at Newcastle.

"You must always be aware of other options and other chances. There's lots of personal things that do have an implication on any decision."

Calderwood took over at Hibs in October on a three-year deal after his spell at Newcastle.

When Calderwood arrived at Easter Road, Hibs were eighth in the Scottish Premier League, but they finished a disappointing campaign in 10th position.

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