May 30, 2024

Just half a year into his managerial career, Hereford manager Paul Caddis is already drawing the attention of higher-tier clubs. Caddis, known for his playing days with Scotland and for scoring a crucial stoppage-time goal that saved Birmingham City from relegation to League One, has shown promise since assuming the helm at Edgar Street in May.

This season, he successfully guided the National League North team through three qualifying rounds, reaching the First Round of the FA Cup where they were defeated by League Two’s Gillingham. Overcoming a challenging period in August-September, where the team lost five of six games, the Bulls have rebounded with five victories in nine matches, placing them tenth in the table, just two points away from playoff contention. This represents significant progress from last season’s 16th place finish, especially considering a summer budget cut and a complete squad overhaul.

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Despite losing both main strikers in the preseason, Caddis, with a 52 percent win ratio in all competitions, has also boosted crowd attendance. His accomplishments have not gone unnoticed, as various clubs, including National League side Woking (currently 14th in the fifth tier), are closely monitoring his managerial journey.

Caddis, who rose through the ranks at Celtic before moving on to Swindon Town and later Birmingham City, where he played 159 games over five years and scored 16 goals, transitioned to coaching after retiring from professional play. He initially worked in Fleetwood Town’s academy before seizing his first managerial opportunity in the offseason.

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