Carlisle United Boss Confirms Investor Talks Are Ongoing

Carlisle United head coach Paul Simpson has confirmed that the board are in talks with interested investors to potentially inject more funds into the club.

The Cumbrian side have had a subpar start to life in League One following promotion last season and have failed to win a single game in three attempts, drawing twice and losing once.

Simpson’s side were also knocked out of the EFL Cup at the first time of asking in a 1-0 defeat away at Harrogate Town last week. The manager highly rotated his starting eleven due to injury and fitness concerns, leading to a poor result and an early exit from the competition.

The newly-promoted side host Exeter City on Saturday, hoping to pick up their first win of the 2023/24 campaign, but Simpson had some interesting news to share in the build-up to the game.

Speaking to BBC Radio Cumbria, the 57-year-old revealed that the board are in talks with investors, although he remained hesitant to add much detail about the ongoing negotiations [quotes via the BBC]:

“There are talks going on.

“I hope they are successful talks. I think it could be good for the football club.

“I’m sure the club will keep everybody posted but at the moment I’m not in a position to say anything else.”

It was reported last week by the News & Star that Florida-based businessman and former captain of the US Army Corps of Engineers Tom Piatak was in talks with the Carlisle United board over an investment opportunity and has been to Brunton Park numerous times over the past few months.

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The News & Star even provided photographic evidence of Piatak at Wembley Stadium, celebrating the team’s penalty-shooutout victory which saw them gain promotion from League Two to League One.

It looks likely that Carlisle United will have new investors in the coming weeks and Simpson will be hoping the injection of cash comes before the transfer window shuts so that he can have a few more arrivals into the squad.

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