Gavin Skelton has left his post as professional development phase coach with League One Carlisle United to re-join Evo-Stik Northern Premier League Premier Division club Workington AFC as manager.

Skelton, 37, joined Carlisle’s academy in the summer of 2017 to assist manager Darren Edmondson – also an ex-Workington boss – with the running of the under-18 side.

An approach was made by Workington to speak to the popular coach on the departure of Dave Hewson and, on being notified of the interest, Skelton expressed a wish to pursue the matter.

His second spell at Workington began in 2013 and he was in charge of team affairs on a temporary basis between Edmondson’s departure and Ian McDonald’s arrival.

He was appointed player-manager in 2014 and guided Reds to one of their best-ever seasons whilst playing in all but four of 56 games in charge.

Talks between the parties have concluded successfully, and the former-Queen of the South boss will take up his new role with immediate effect.



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