Over 100 applications for Carlisle job

Carlisle have given an update on the recruitment process as they look to appoint a new manager following the dismissal of Steven Pressley.

According to the announcement made on the club’s official website, they have not been short of interest in the position, with over one hundred applications received so far.

Director of football David Holdsworth said: “I’d like to thank everybody who has taken the time to get in touch with us about this role. We can assure the fans that we are pushing on with the process of finding and appointing the new Head Coach.’


Pressley was sacked last week after only ten months in charge following a 3-1 defeat by Morecambe in the EFL Trophy.

The former Coventry City boss succeeded John Sheridan when he left to take over at Chesterfield with the side in sixth place, three points of the automatic promotion places. He guided them to an eleventh place finish as they won only four league games between February and the end of the campaign.

Despite a total squad rebuild in the summer, Pressley’s new-look team struggled to gain momentum, and he left them after winning just one league game since then end of September.

Holdsworth added the club would take their time in finding the right man for the job. He also confirmed caretaker boss Gavin Skelton would take this weeks training and remain in charge for Carlisle’s crucial League Two clash against Cambridge at Brunton Park on Saturday.

The Cumbrians are currently twentieth in the league, five points above Stevenage who occupy the solitary relegation place.

Our View

The number of applicants is nothing to boast about, its the quality that matters.

Carlisle need to get this appointment right; otherwise, fans will be asking more questions of Holdsworth and the regime that employs him.

Fingers crossed for Carlisle fans they get the right man.


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