Carlisle part company with Greg Abbott

Stevenage v Carlisle United from the 2012-13 season.

Stevenage v Carlisle United from the 2012-13 season. - Credit: Archant

Stevenage are set to host United September 21

Carlisle United have parted company with manager Greg Abbott.

Stevenage’s opponents in a fornight (September 21) have taken just two points from their first six matches this season and lost 1-0 to Port Vale on Saturday.

Abbott was the third longest-serving manager in English football, having been at the club since 2008.

A club statement said: “Unfortunately the continued dip in attendances, in direct relation to results, left all parties with no other option than to reach this conclusion.”

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