Calderwood has a major task on his hands at NUFC
Newcastle couldn't get Anneka Rice, The A-Team or David Blaine to sort out their much maligned defence so in the end they eventually persuaded Colin Calderwood to try to plug the gaps in the Toon back four.
In keeping with the appointment of former players who are more accustomed to boos and jeers rather than claps and cheers at St James's Park, United welcomed Calderwood soon after he'd been linked with the Faroe Isles!
It must have been a tough choice for the ex-Nottingham Forest gaffer but between now and the end of the season, the Geordie nation will sit back uncomfortably as Calderwood gets to work on Newcastle's leaky defence.
Kevin Keegan once employed Mark Lawrenson to come in and sort the defence out back in the 1990s but he didn't last longer than a season - despite a string of clean sheets that booked Champions League football (remember that?) for the first time ever in 1997.
Back then KK was sick of hearing Lawro whine on about how the Toon defence was so bad.
And decided to get him in to sort it out if he knew so much about it.
Then you have another back four guru in Nigel Pearson who came in under Glenn Roeder, stayed with us under Big Sam and then just decided to go during the KK's second stint in charge.
Yet the man who will be looking to stop the Mags from capitulations against Wigan, Stoke and Man City and prevent hammerings like the 1-5 loss against Liverpool in Calderwood got to work today.
If my memory serves me correctly I seem to recall being in the away end at White Hart Lane in 1998, with Newcastle deep in trouble, and Calderwood gesturing to the Toon Army that they were "going down" under Kenny Dalglish after a 2-0 win.
Newcastle managed to avoid the drop 11 years ago thanks to a late run that did enough to stay up.
Now Calderwood holds the responsibility of keeping United in the big time.