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.
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.
"We spoke to Graham on Saturday afternoon, as soon as his preparations for the Notts County game had been completed, to inform him that we wanted to offer him the position as first team manager win, lose or draw on Saturday.
"I think everyone at the club has been impressed with the way Graham has applied himself and in the way he has placed his own stamp on the role under difficult circumstances.
"He knows the players and the club really well, having been with us for over four years and we are confident that his experience at the highest levels of the game will help him with his stated aim of pushing this club forward.”
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."