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A surprise new name has emerged as one of the bookies' favourites for the vacant manager's job at Carlisle United.
The former Manchester United goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel is being suggested as one of the front runners to take over from Gregg Abbott, who was sacked on Monday.
Schmeichel won a host of major trophies with United and captained the team to victory in the Champions League in 1999. He also won the European Championships with Denmark.
Carlisle United defender Danny Livesey has given us his thoughts on Greg Abbott's departure:
In an interview with the News and Star, sacked Carlisle United manager Greg Abbott said he has left the club with fond memories:
Abbott, who was the third-longest serving manager in the country, said he will still be supporting the club and hopes to return to football management shortly:
The search is on for a new manager of Carlisle United after the club parted company with Greg Abbott.
He was the third longest serving manager in England but the Blues have had their worst ever start to the season.
There has been mixed reaction from fans after the announcement of his departure.
Carlisle United will now start looking for a new manager for the first time since December 2008.
Kim Inglis has been gathering reaction to the news of Greg Abbott's departure.
Ali Ross from the Carlisle United supporters club feared the worst when Port Vale scored a dramatic injury time winner on Saturday:
Greg Abbott was the third-longest serving manager in the country, and his departure has been met with mixed reaction from the fans.
Some fans will be glad to see him go, but his time at the club is likely to be remembered in a positive light, as Simon O' Rourke reports:
Ali Ross is Secretary for the Carlisle United Supporters Club and says that the board's decision could not have been easy:
Most people on our ITV Border social media sites are agreeing with Carlisle United on their decision to 'part company' with Greg Abbott.
Paddy Gorrill said:
"Right decision, wrong time. Form was poor last year and has continued into this year. "
Anna Glanville said:
"It's good, but now is the time for board to invest more in the club. Time to start selling the club and the area so we can attract the right players n manager.
"I feel that the owners were happy to takeover club but we have not seen any investment from them we as a club need more money investing."
Darren Mulholland said:
"A year too late..."
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