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.
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