Carlisle United's director of football speaks to ITV Border

Carlisle United's director of football has spoken publicly for the first time since the departure of former coach Chris Beech.

David Holdsworth sat down with ITV Border reporter Ryan Dollard to answer questions about his own future, the club's search for new investment and what he's looking for in United's new boss. 

Mr Holdsworth talked about the challenge of speaking to Mr Beech about him leaving the club.

He said: "It was a call to Chris I really didn't enjoy making. A tough morning."

Mr Holdsworth did not directly comment on whether interim boss Gavin Skelton would be the next head coach.

The Blues are third from bottom in League Two but Mr Holdsworth said "relegation is really not something I'm considering".

Carlisle will play Tranmere at Brunton Park this weekend.

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