Carlisle United Sack Graham Kavanaghby Jack Kitson / 01 September 2014, 10:45Tweet
Carlisle United have sacked manager Graham Kavanagh following a crushing 5-0 defeat to Cambridge. The Blues have suffered from a poor start to the new campaign, with Saturday's drubbing at the Abbey Stadium leaving them winless after five matches. As a result the 40-year-old Irishman has become the first League Two manager to lose his job this season.
Kavanagh took charge of Carlisle in September 2013, following the sacking of Greg Abbott, but endured a difficult campaign at the helm, which culminated in relegation down to League Two on the final day. The 2014/15 season has been a similar story with the Blues picking up just two points from their opening five games. The 5-0 defeat to the U’s, which left the club third from bottom of the Football League, was the final straw for those in power who decided that a change was needed in order to stop the rot.
Club captain Paul Thirlwell and goalkeeping coach Tony Caig have taken charge of the first team for Tuesday's Johnstone's Paint Trophy tie away to Accrington Stanley. Keep checking the Next Carlisle United Manager Market for the latest odds and betting information.