Struggling Carlisle sack Steven Pressley after just 10 months in charge

Steven Pressley has become the latest League Two manager to lose his job this season after being axed by Carlisle United on Wednesday morning.

The decision to terminate Pressley’s contract came following the 3-1 defeat to basement club Morecambe in the EFL trophy the previous evening.

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Steven Pressley has been axed by Carlisle United
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The 46-year-old, who was in charge of the Cumbrians for 10 months, had previously recorded victories against non-league Dulwich Hamlet in the FA Cup on Friday and Macclesfield Town the week before.

But with Carlisle languishing in 19th place in the fourth tier, the decision was made to remove Pressley from his duties with immediate effect.

“Steven has given his all and has worked tirelessly since the day he joined us,” chairman Andrew Jenkins said in a statement.

“We understand the challenges and have supported him throughout, but we haven’t seen the evidence of progress we expected or needed to see.

“This is not something we can allow to continue, so sadly it is time to change, move on and look forward.”

The existing coaching staff in place at the club will take charge in the interim, as the club search for a full-time replacement for Pressley.

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