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No offer to resign from Hibs - Colin Calderwood

Calderwood denies resignation rumour

By Brian McLauchlin

Hibernian manager Colin Calderwood has denied suggestions that he has offered his resignation to the club's board.

Calderwood has come under fire after a poor run of results, including the 1-0 midweek Scottish Cup defeat by Second Division side Ayr United.

"It's a complete untruth," said Calderwood. "Not once have I even thought about it.

"I am telling you now. It's not in my thought process. It never has been. I enjoy the club and the freshness."

The 46-year-old took charge of the Edinburgh club in October following the sacking of John Hughes.

However, the former Nottingham Forest and Northampton manager has led Hibs to only two wins in 14 games.

Despite the poor start to his Easter Road career, Calderwood is optimistic he has the credentials required to lift Hibs out of relegation trouble.

Chairman Rod Petrie announced on Wednesday that Calderwood has the board's full backing and will be supported in the transfer market.

"It's something that's not new to me," added Calderwood, when asked about rebuilding an underperforming squad.

"I'll have enough time to put my stamp on it."

On the flak he has been receiving from disgruntled fans, he said: "It comes with the territory.

"You've got to accept the criticism, you've got to fight your corner if you feel it's wrong and unjustified, but at the minute I've got no shield against it.

"I'll take the criticism, develop the team, make it better and make sure the players are sheltered from any fear that they might have.

"I'm determined to make sure they play freely in the next four or five games. I'm very positive we will develop and improve."

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see also
Hibs pledge help for Calderwood
19 Jan 11 |  Hibernian
Ayr United 1-0 Hibernian
18 Jan 11 |  Scottish Cups

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