John Sheridan named Carlisle United manager

John Sheridan has been appointed as manager of Carlisle United.

The 53-year-old former Republic of Ireland international has joined the League Two club after helping League One Fleetwood avoid relegation at the end of last season.

He has succeeded Keith Curle who left the club after three-and-a-half seasons in charge.

“I’m really proud to be Carlisle’s new manager,” he told the club’s website.

“Carlisle is a club that I have watched and admired from afar. It has some of the most passionate and dedicated fans in the whole of the EFL.

“I admire the club’s history and heritage, and it’s my job to deliver results and make the fans feel proud of what they see on the pitch week in and week out.

Chief executive Nigel Clibbens added: “John has a record of success, and he is respected by managers, players and fans in equal measure.

“He is known for getting the absolute best out of players, and has a commitment to bringing young players through. I know that he will bring his characteristic determination, motivation and ambition to the club.

“Time and time, he has shown that he has been able to deliver results in the face of stiff competition.

“The process has been comprehensive, and we have no doubt that John Sheridan is absolutely the right man for the job.”

The length of Sheridan’s contract has not yet been revealed.

Carlisle finished 10th in League Two last season, eight points off the play-off places.