While speculation over the identity of the blues new manager continues, Tony Caig hints that the they could be close to an appointment.Read the full story ›
Managerless Carlisle United slumped to a 3-0 defeat at the hands of Bury on Saturday. The blues are now bottom of League Two.Read the full story ›
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:
“We’re comfortable with that because we want to be as thorough as we possibly can be as we consider every aspect of what is an extremely important decision. We now have 75 applications, with some extremely strong candidates, and I think it’s only fair for all concerned that we look at each and every one of them in as much detail as possible.
We have to bear in mind that we have the Bury [Saturday] and Shrewsbury [Tuesday] games coming up, so we now anticipate this process, including interviews, will lap over into next week.
As I say, the quality of the applicants is very strong and we don’t feel this is a situation where we need to rush to a final conclusion. We have Tony Caig and Paul Thirlwell running team affairs at the moment and we have been delighted with the way they have handled that side of things for us. They are happy to continue overseeing the first team training and match day requirements as we seek to finalise the appointment of our new first team manager.”
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:
As the hunt for a new manager continues a Carlisle United side packed with youngsters played with freedom and dash against Wimbledon.Read the full story ›
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.