Gary Caldwell joined Exeter City in October 2022, taking charge of his first game on the 25th of October at Derby County.
Gary was born in Sirling Scotland on the 12 April 1982. A Scottish former professional footballer and coach. He played for Newcastle United, Darlington, Coventry City Derby County, Hibernian, Celtic, Wigan Athletic and won 55 international caps for Scotland.
After retiring as a player in February 2015, and a career of over 300 games, Gary joined the coaching staff at the Wigan Athletic academy. He was appointed the new manager of Wigan Athletic on 7 April 2015, with the club 23rd in the Championship. He was unable to halt the club's relegation to League One but he remained in charge. The following season Gary guided Wigan to the League One title and promotion back to the Championship at the first attempt.[Along with club success Caldwell was also recognised with the manager of the month award for February and the LMA League One Manager of the Year award. In October 2016, after 18 months in charge, he was dismissed by Wigan.
In 2017, he was appointed manager of League One club Chesterfield on a one-year rolling contract, but was unable to prevent the club being relegated, and was sacked on 16 September after a bad start to the season.
Gary was appointed manager of Partick Thistle in October 2018 and avoided relegation at the end of the 2018–19 season, but he was sacked in September 2019 as the club sat second-bottom of the table.
In 2021 Caldwell was named interim manager of Newcastle United U23s team.
Gary re-joined Hibernian as their assistant manager in December 2021, They were sacked in April 2022, following a Scottish Cup semi-final defeat to Hearts.
On 24 October 2022, it was announced that Caldwell was the new first team manager at Exeter City FC.