Owen Coyle and Gavin Skelton are the early frontrunners for the vacant Carlisle United job according to bookmakers.

Skelton, part of the caretaker coaching team after Steven Pressley’s sacking, is 5/1 favourite with BetVictor.

Former Burnley and Bolton boss Coyle has the next shortest odds at 6/1.

The 53-year-old, whose last job was with Ross County until March 2018, is understood to have been a contender before Pressley’s appointment in January.

Former Carlisle trio Peter Murphy, Danny Grainger and Zigor Aranalde are 10/1 with ex-Blues defender Clint Hill 12/1.

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Russell Slade, Neil Redfearn and Kevin Nolan also figure in the betting as United seek their third boss this year.

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