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In a statement released by Carlisle United this afternoon, the club announced Neil McDonald has ruled out a move to join the Blues.
The West Ham assistant manager has been linked with a move to the club in the past week, in a process that United's managing director has admitted is taking longer than expected.
In a post on the club's website, John Nixon said despite McDonald's withdrawal, he was still confident about the candidates on the club's shortlist, and hoped to meet with them in the next few days.
Carlisle United's search for a new manager is unlikely to be complete before Saturday's League Two match at home to Bury.
Joint caretaker managers Tony Caig and Paul Thirlwell have been in charge after the sacking of Graham Kavanagh. West Ham United assistant manager Neil MacDonald remains the bookies favourite to take over.
The hunt to find a new manager for Carlisle United is taking longer than expected. On the club's website, Andrew Jenkins said that he doesn't want to rush into a decision:
Neil McDonald is still said to be the bookies favourite for the job, along with Ronnie Moore, Willie McStay and ex-united midfielder Paul Murray.
The 4-4 draw between Carlisle United and AFC Wimbledon came as a pleasant surprise to Blues fans following a series of poor games and relegation into League two last season.
Things are looking up for the team following their performances following the sacking of Kavanagh.
Goal-scorer Josh Gillies tells us what he thinks has changed:
Former boss Neil McDonald could be set to make a surprise return to Brunton Park as the new manager.
McDonald, currently assistant to Sam Allardyce at Premiership side West Ham United, left Carlisle in mysterious circumstances after just one game of the 2007/8 season.
McDonald was spotted in the director's box at Saturday's incredible 4-4 draw at home to AFC Wimbledon. Bookies are making McDonald the new favourite to take over.
Other potential coaches spotted at the game were Andy Preece and Ronnie Moore.
Fans at Saturday's Carlisle United game have agreed that the team showed more spirit than previous games.
The Blues walked away with a 4-4 draw to AFC Wimbledon. Although Gary Dicker's send off may have disheartened some fans, it's agreed that the team are playing better:
Carlisle United's temporary management team are preparing their players to face Wimbledon tomorrow.
United are currently looking for a new manager and their first league win of the season, but Tony Caig feels the players can take a boost from their 3-1 cup win at Accrington Stanley on Tuesday.
As the hunt for Carlisle United's next manager steps up the club's temporary management team spoke to the press this morning for the first time since taking over the reigns on Monday.
Goalkeeping coach Tony Caig and club captain Paul Thirlwell spoke about their reaction to Graham Kavanagh's dismissal and the qualities the club's new boss will need to turn things around. Ryan Dollard reports.
Football and Carlisle United's temporary management team have spoken to the press for the first time since the sacking of Graham Kavanagh on Monday.
The side beat Accrington Stanley on Tuesday and are currently looking for a new boss. Joint first team coach Tony Caig outlined the kind of qualities the new manager will need in order to turn things around:
The temporary managers of Carlisle United will hold a news conference this morning, three days after the sacking of the former boss, Graham Kavanagh.
The team won their Johnstone's Paint Trophy match against Accrington Stanley on Tuesday night - their first win of the season. No announcement is expected about who will take over longterm.