Former Hearts captain Steven Pressley has been relieved of his duties at Carlisle United after ten months with the Cumbrian side.

Pressley may have won two of his last three games in charge of United, but after a 3-1 Leasing.com Trophy loss at Morecambe, the board have decided to part ways with the 46-year-old.

Former Hearts captain Pressley has been sacked by Carlisle. (Photo by Pete Norton/Getty Images)

A statement on the club’s website says: “Steven has given his all and has worked tirelessly since the day he joined us.

“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.”

Pressley on the job hunt again

Pressley is a well known face in Scottish football. After appearances for Coventry City, Dundee United and Rangers during the 90s, Jim Jefferies snapped him up for Hearts in 1998.

A Scottish Cup winner with Hearts. (Photo by Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)

He went on to make over 270 appearances in maroon over an eight year period. He was even caretaker manager for a a couple of games in 2005.

His first permanent managerial stint was with Falkirk between 2010-2013 before a return to Coventry City as manager in 2013. Since then he has held positions as manager at Fleetwood Town, Cypriot side Pafos and most recently Carlisle.

He’s been removed from his position at the League Two club though and now Pressley is faced with getting his managerial career back on track at a new club.

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