Carlisle United Sack Manager Chris Beech

Chris Beech

League Two strugglers Carlisle United have sacked manager Chris Beech following their 3-0 defeat at Bristol Rovers on Saturday.

The loss left the Cumbrians in 22nd place following just two league wins so far this season. Assistant Gavin Skelton and coach Eric Kinder will take temporary charge until a new manager is appointed.

Carlisle United Sack Chris Beech Following Defeat at Bristol Rovers

Club Statement

In a statement, Carlisle said: “Carlisle United Football Club can confirm that head coach Chris Beech has left the club with immediate effect.

“Gavin Skelton and Eric Kinder will take temporary charge of first-team affairs.

“The club would like to thank Chris for his efforts over the past two years and will provide further updates in due course.”

Poor Run of Results

Carlisle have struggled this season. Just two wins have come their way so far with their latest defeat dropping them to third-bottom of League One. Just one point from the last five games and three consecutive defeats without scoring was enough for the United board to take action. The Blues will now begin their search for a new manager following Beech’s near two-year tenure at the club.

Beech was appointed in November 2019 and he steered the club to safety in a season hit by the start of the pandemic. He would lead United to the top of League Two last season; however, they could not maintain the impressive form that got them there and eventually finished in tenth place.

First Job as a Manager

Carlisle was Chris Beech’s first job as a permanent manager.

The former Hartlepool United and Blackpool midfielder had previously been an assistant at Rochdale which also included a brief time as caretaker manager.

He left Rochdale in 2019 to take his first job as a manager at United. In the 88 games which followed he would win 28, lose 32 and draw 28.


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