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Carlisle United confirm resignation of first team manager

Carlisle United have this afternoon confirmed that their first team manager John Sheridan has resigned with immediate effect.

It comes as the Cumbrians sit 7th in League Two and have won their last three games in League two, including a 6-0 win over Oldham.

However, with him looking likely to swap them for the Chesterfield job instead, he has now left after seven months in charge.


The board of Carlisle United is very disappointed to announce that it has reluctantly agreed to accept the resignation of John Sheridan, who will be leaving the club with immediate effect.

Assistant first team manager Tommy Wright and first team coach Paul Murray will take charge of tomorrow’s match against Mansfield, with the support and assistance of director of football David Holdsworth.

The focus will be on making sure the players remain fully focused on the job they have to do as we look to make this a successful season, and as we also work hard to continue the good run of form we are currently enjoying.

Andrew Jenkins, chairman of United, said: “In his short time at United, John has made a positive difference to the club. He has improved the style of football and assembled a squad that is able to compete with the best teams in the League Two.

“Working with the squad and management team, he has helped to establish a winning formula at the club that we will take forward and build on to ensure that John’s hard work is not lost.

“The request to leave came from John. Over the last few days, the board and John had discussed football squad matters, and these were being resolved. I would like to thank him for his commitment, and we all wish him the best of luck for the future.”

The club has already started the recruitment process for a new first team manager.


Following on from the news that John Sheridan has resigned from his job as first team manager for Carlisle United, fans have taken to Twitter to reveal their shock as well as anger at the board – take a look at what they had to say on the next page.


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