Managing director John Nixon on the managerial vacanacy
United chairman Andrew Jenkins and the Carlisle United board of directors were hard at work today as they continued their sift through the 70+ applications for the vacant managerial position here at Brunton Park.
“I said on BBC Radio Cumbria last Friday that we hoped to have a good idea of who we were leaning towards by the time we played Bury on Saturday, but the process is taking a little bit longer than anticipated,” managing director John Nixon said.
“We’re comfortable with that because we want to be as thorough as we possibly can be as we consider every aspect of what is an extremely important decision. We now have 75 applications, with some extremely strong candidates, and I think it’s only fair for all concerned that we look at each and every one of them in as much detail as possible.”
“We have to bear in mind that we have the Bury [Saturday] and Shrewbsury [Tuesday] games coming up, so we now anticipate this process, including interviews, will lap over into next week,” he continued.
“As I say, the quality of the applicants is very strong and we don’t feel this is a situation where we need to rush to a final conclusion. We have Tony Caig and Paul Thirlwell running team affairs at the moment and we have been delighted with the way they have handled that side of things for us. They are happy to continue overseeing the first team training and match day requirements as we seek to finalise the appointment of our new first team manager.”