Keith Curle and Andrew Jenkins on the manager's contractCarlisle United Football Club are delighted to confirm that manager Keith Curle has today signed his contract which will keep him at the club until the summer of 2018.
Chariman Andrew Jenkins said: "We're pleased that it's all put to bed. The floods have meant it's taken a bit of time to sort things out and there were one or two finer details that needed to be talked about.
"In my opinion, Keith has transformed this football club," he added. "We were struggling at the time he joined us but he's introduced working practices in a way I've never seen the club operate before. The planning and preparation that goes into matches, assessments and players is different to what I've seen from other management teams."
"We're very confident that together we can take the club forward," he commented. "We like the way he wants the club to work and that's why we're very pleased to have the contract signed. I like to put decisions to bed and we feel we have the makings of a solid foundation as we look to go forward together."
"There are no grey areas whatsoever throughout the whole contract. I think that's the right way to do business. You don't employ anyone or buy anything without knowing the full extent of what you're purchasing. You wouldn't buy a house and leave some grey areas so it was a case of the finer details being completely black and white for both parties.
"Some of the content up for discussion was with regard to the structure, the vision and the forward path for success. Whatever you say, to be successful there has to be a plan in place and I'm glad to say that I feel we're planning to be successful together. That is very important to me."
On his desire to bring continued progression to the club, he said: "I've never lost sight of where we were when I first came into the football club. We've come a million miles since then, but I think that still shows how far we've got to go.
"The important thing for us now is that the second half of the season matches the ambitions from the start of the season, which was to finish comfortably in the top half of the table. With a little bit of luck and consistency placed alongside the players performing how I know they can, we could get into the top seven. You don't know what could happen after that."
"When I came into the football club I came with the ambition of being here on a long-term journey. I think this club is well below where it needs to be, and where it can be, and I'm very excited by the prospect of being a part of taking this football club on a journey."
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