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Carlisle United's new manager has said his new role is a huge opportunity to take the club forward. Graham Kavanagh was given the job on a permanent basis last night after taking temporary charge, following the departure of Greg Abbott.
Hannah McNulty reports.
New Carlisle United manager Graham Kavanagh has spoken to ITV Border in his first television interview since his appointment:
Carlisle United Football Club chairman Andrew Jenkins says that Graham Kavanagh will bring a wealth of experience to the club:
Carlisle United legend Hughie McIlmoyle has welcomed the appointment of Graham Kavanagh as manager following a successful loan spell. He says the Blues have played some of the best football he's seen in a long time in their last three games.
Carlisle United fans have been tweeting ITV Border with their reaction to the appointment of Kavanagh:
Carlisle United Football Club has appointed Graham Kavanagh as its first team manager until June 2015.
Kavanagh, 39, took over the caretaker role ahead of the Sheffield United home game at the beginning of September.
He has worked as a player, player-coach and assistant manager to Greg Abbott since 2009.
Carlisle United caretaker-manager Graham Kavanagh has praised the "huge response" he's seen since taking charge at Brunton Park.
Goals from Matty Robson and David Amoo saw the Blues come from 2-1 behind to beat Notts County 2-1 at Brunton Park on Saturday. The result was the club's third League One victory in a row.
Speaking after the match, the Irishman said: "There's a been a huge and massive response from the players, the staff and to honest he fans as well. The fans have been different class in the two home games. Got right behind us."
Kavanagh hinted that the result increases his chances of landing the role full-time. He added: "I think it puts a little bit of pressure on the directors and the chairman, but it's a good headache I'm sure they have."