1. ITV Report

Abbott to extend Brunton Park spell

Carlisle United manager Greg Abbott is on the verge of signing a new contract at Brunton Park.

The 49-year-old's current deal is due to expire in the summer, but Abbott revealed today that he expects that to be extended this week.

He said:

"In the back of my mind I thought it would happen anyway.

"So I have been pretty comfortable with it and just getting on with the job of restructuring for next season.

"But hopefully things will be sorted out and resolved hopefully by the end of this week."

– Greg Abbott, Carlisle United Manager

Abbott became Carlisle United boss in November 2008 and is currently the sixth longest serving manager in English football.