Manager Keith Millen has today left Carlisle United.

The Blues have announced the departure of the boss "by mutual consent".

It follows a dreadful run of form which has taken Carlisle into deep relegation trouble.

And it ends Millen's tenure after less than four months in charge.

Assistant boss Gavin Skelton is taking training today but the Cumbrians have not yet commented further.

A statement said: "Carlisle United Football Club can confirm that manager Keith Millen has left the club by mutual consent.

"Everyone would like to go on record with their thanks to Keith for his work and efforts since he joined us at the end of October 2021, and we wish him the very best as he moves on from the club.

"Assistant manager Gav Skelton will take today’s training session."

Millen's departure comes at a time United are second bottom of League Two and facing 15 games to save their EFL status.

It leaves the club with a managerial vacancy for the second time this season after October's sacking of Chris Beech.

Millen was appointed on October 26 and has overseen 17 league games and five cup games in charge.

He achieved four wins and four draws from those league matches, suffering nine defeats.