Scot back in management

Pressley takes centre stage at Carlisle United

Steven Pressley is the new manager of Carlisle United

Steven Pressley is back in management as boss of English League Two side Carlisle United (pic: SNS Group)


Steven Pressley is back in football management after being named as the new boss of English League Two side Carlisle United.

The 45-year-old, who has been out of work since October when he was sacked by Cypriot side Pafos, has signed an initial deal until the end of the season at Brunton Park.

“We’re really pleased to have Steven on board,” said chairman Andrew Jenkins. “He impressed us immensely during the interview process and his enthusiasm really shone through.

“As a player, he played for his country and was a team captain with a number of clubs before going on to do his managerial apprenticeship in some very tough and demanding situations. That level of experience is something we feel can only help.”

The former Rangers defender captained Hearts to Scottish Cup glory in 2006 and became the first player to win the trophy with three different clubs when he played in Gordon Strachan’s Celtic team which defeated Dunfermline in the final 12 months later.

Since hanging up his boots after a successful playing career, Pressely has managed a variety of clubs including Falkirk, Coventry City and Fleetwood Town while he was also assistant to former Scotland manager George Burley for 18 months.

He was interviewed for the post of Hearts manager after the sacking of Ian Cathro in the summer of 2017 only for Tynecastle director of football Craig Levein to take on the role.

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