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Carlisle United 'part' with manager

Carlisle United have confirmed that they have 'parted company' with manager Greg Abbott.

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Peter Schmeichel for Carlisle United job?

Peter Schmeichel playing for Aston Villa Credit: PA

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.

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