Carlisle United have sacked manager Steven Pressley after the club’s 3-1 loss at Morecambe in the Leasing.com Trophy last night. Carlisle are 18th in League Two after 17 games.
This is the statement from Carlisle chairman Andrew Jenkins:
“We understand the challenges and have supported him throughout, but we haven’t seen the evidence of progress we expected or needed to see.
“This is not something we can allow to continue, so sadly it is time to change, move on and look forward.
“I want to say a personal thank you to Steven, he has been a pleasure to work with and this has not been an easy decision for us to make.
“He leaves with our very best wishes.”
What impact this has on Newcastle striker Elias Sorensen remains to be seen. However, it was getting perilous for the twenty-year-old under Pressley. Sorensen has made only four starts since moving to Carlisle in August. Three of those starts were in the Leasing.com Trophy.
The Danish youngster has played just 153 minutes over six appearances in League Two. He has only one start in which he was yanked at the half due to a tactical change.
Steven Pressley didn’t even give Sorensen a look on Friday in their FA Cup match against Dulwich Hamlet despite playing with three upfront. Pressley made two substitutes to his front three, and Elias was an unused substitute for the fourth straight game.
He did get a full ninety-minutes last night, but Carlisle bowed out of the competition with their loss. We hope that Carlisle’s new manager will give Sorensen more of a chance over the next few months. If not, Newcastle should seriously consider recalling the player.