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.
More top news
Kerrie Gosney brings you Saturday night's forecast
Severe gales possible for a time north of the border overnight. A cold, raw wind sets in Sunday. Showers turning wintry Monday & Tuesday.
Today, the Government announced plans to increase rail services in the North. But what does it mean for Cumbria?