Former Leeds United striker Michael Bridges the leading fancy for Carlisle United job

FORMER Leeds United striker Michael Bridges has emerged as a strong front-runner to take the vacant managerial job at Carlisle United.

Tuesday, 19th November 2019, 8:11 pm
Updated Tuesday, 19th November 2019, 8:12 pm
LEEDS CONNECTIONS: And now Michael Bridges, left, is the strong favourite to be the next Carlisle United boss. Photo by Matt King/Getty Images.

Bridges, who had three spells for Carlisle as a player, has been backed into odds of 1-4 with SkyBet to take on his first managerial role with the Cumbrians who sacked Steven Pressley last week with the club 19th in League Two.

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Former Whites striker Bridges currently lives in Australia where he finished his career before taking his coaching badges.