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Carlisle United sack manager Steven Pressley after 10 months in charge

League Two side, Carlisle have sacked their manager Steven Pressley as the club currently sit 19th in the division.

Pressley left the club following the 3-1 defeat to Morecambe in the Leasing.com Trophy on Monday night.

The previous Friday, they had progressed through to the FA Cup 2nd Round, beating Dulwich Hamlet 4-1.

Carlisle say they had not seen sufficient progress under Pressley since he was appointed In January this year.

Carlisle’s decision does leave the Layman wondering what type of progress they were expecting, because when he was appointed in January, there were only a few months left until the end of the season, which then is followed by pre season and then the season kicking off.

Given that we are only 3 months into the season, it takes any manager a period of time to settle in, see how the team were playing, what adjustments need to be made and then implement them and thats just the theory side.

Add into the mix, financial constraints, injuries and suspensions; which will always hit any team in any league and you wonder quite what the Cumbrians aspirations are.

Either way, Pressley can leave with his head held high, knowing that previous managers and maybe some with a better pedigree than his, have left the club, after finding the same constraints.

He will be back in football soon and a better manager with this experience.

3 managers that could take the Northampton hot seat

Northampton Town have today parted company with manager Justin Edinburgh following the clubs poor start to the League One season. 

The ‘Cobblers’ have lost all five games so far this season, conceding 10 goals and only scoring twice. With it transfer deadline day it gives any new manager coming into the club no chance to make any signings of there own until January, meaning that they are going to have to work with the playing personnel already in place at the club.

Below we look at 3 potential candidates that could take the Northampton Town hot seat.

Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink – The dutchman has previous experience of managing in England, as he led Burton Albion to the League Two title back in 2015, a promotion that would see Burton play in League One for the first time in their clubs history.

As well as managing Burton, Hasselbaink has further previous managerial experience as he managed Royal Antwerp prior to his stint at the Pirelli Stadium and following his departure from the Staffordshire outfit, he went on to manage QPR.

Steven Pressley – Having had plenty of managerial experience, Pressley could be seen as a terrific candidate for the Northampton job. Pressley started his permanent managerial career with Falkirk in Scotland, before moving to manage Coventry and Fleetwood respectively.

Again Pressley has plenty of experience in management and is actively looking for a job back in football as he linked himself to the Hearts job last week, before Craig Levein was appointed their manager.

David Kerslake – Kerslake has taken over as caretaker manager at the club, and will be looking to make a statement to the clubs owners to be given the job on a permanent basis.

Despite having no previous managerial experience, Kerslake has plenty of coaching experience, having been assistant to Colin Calderwood at Northampton and then as a coach under him at Nottingham Forest. He also had spells at Cardiff City and was then appointed Justin Edinburgh’s assistant at Gillingham and then he returned to Northampton under Edinburgh again.

Northampton Town fans who do you want to see as your next manager? Let us know in the comments section below…