Former Carlisle United keeper and coach Tony Caig has switched clubs in Scotland after just a month.

Caig has left Falkirk in order to become the new goalkeeping coach at Dundee United.

Caig had joined Falkirk, along with fellow Cumbrian Danny Grainger, in mid-June.

But he said the offer of a full-time position at Tannadice meant he could not turn down the switch.

“I’m sorry to be leaving the role at Falkirk but I received a very good offer elsewhere which allowed me to move into a full-time goalkeeping coach position," Caig said in a statement.

"In the few short weeks at Falkirk I’ve been very impressed with the set-up and the new direction the club appears to be moving in and I wish them all the best for the season ahead.”

Caig, 47, said he was "delighted" to step up to the Scottish Premiership with Dundee United.

"I feel that I’m joining the club at a really exciting time," he said.

Falkirk, who have replaced Caig with Bobby Geddes, said the west Cumbrian had had a "big impact" on the development of their keepers in a short space of time.

The ex-United man had last month followed Grainger to Falkirk after the latter left his post as Workington Reds manager in order to become No2 to Paul Sheerin.

Caig - a home-grown United star of the 1990s who went on to coach and have a spell as joint caretaker manager at Brunton Park - was previously with Livingston and, having also worked with the Scottish FA, has had previous coaching positions with United, Hartlepool, Newcastle and Bury.

He also played for Workington Reds.