The Football League Paper - - CHAMPIONSHIP - By Joshua Peck

KEITH CURLE is un­der no il­lu­sions what is re­quired hav­ing fought off over 80 ap­pli­cants to take over at base­ment club Carlisle.

Curle, above, has pre­vi­ously been in charge of Mans­field, Ch­ester, Torquay and Notts County and takes over the Cum­bri­ans fol­low­ing Gra­ham Ka­vanagh’s exit.

The 50-year-old has signed a con­tract un­til the end of next sea­son with Carlisle three points off safety be­fore yes­ter­day’s clash with Mans­field, but Curle is look­ing for­ward to the chal­lenge.

Curle said:“I’m pro­fes­sional, dis­ci­plined and or­gan­ised and I’ve got a good eye for emerg­ing tal­ent. I know how the game needs to be played to win points, which is vi­tally im­por­tant.

“All I’ve asked from the play­ers is hon­esty and for them to give me ev­ery­thing they’ve got, not only on the field, but off the field as well. That’s with any­thing they think I need to know about.

“I’ve got a huge amount of de­sire in me and I am de­ter­mined to make this a suc­cess.

“I know there will be some pos­i­tive and some neg­a­tive re­ac­tions to my ap­point­ment from the fans, but I know that if they give me the op­por­tu­nity, and they come into it with an open mind, then they will en­joy watch­ing their team.”

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