Tommy Wright insists he is happy at Carlisle United - but accepts the identity of John Sheridan’s successor needs to be confirmed before he commits his future to the club.

Wright, and first-team coach Paul Murray, were in caretaker charge of the Blues for their 3-2 home victory over Mansfield after Chesterfield-bound Sheridan’s resignation on Friday.

They guided the Blues to a sixth successive win, meaning they are on their best run since 2008, and are up to fifth in the League Two table with Hallam Hope netting twice and Jack Sowerby also on target.

But, despite their recent success on the pitch, the identity of the next man in United’s hot-seat is hot on the agenda with Gavin Skelton the new bookmakers’ favourite having resigned as Workington Reds manager yesterday.

Wright says he is enjoying working at Brunton Park, and didn’t rule out taking the position himself on a permanent basis.

Asked if the vacancy interested him, the 52-year-old Scot said: "Well, they [the board] have got to ask me first, although I know you probably think that’s a bit of a cop-out. But I do like it here.

"I get on with Dave [Holdsworth, director of football] very well and I get on very well with the chairman [Andrew Jenkins] and we’ll have a glass of Malbec together, so we’ll see what happens.

"I’ve been in football a long time and I’ve been caretaker before.

"It’s a very attractive job, so I’m sure Dave and the chairman’s phones will be ringing all the time, especially when you have won six on the bounce. It’s up to them. The balls in their court.”

When asked about the possibility of staying at Carlisle as a No.2 should the Blues appoint a new boss, Wright added: "It depends who the person is.

"If it’s someone who I have a bit of history with and don’t like, that’s not going to work! We’ll just see. It’s been a hectic time."

The future of a number of United players is still to be resolved, with Ashley Nadesan due back at Fleetwood tomorrow and Anthony Gerrard’s current contract also up this week.

"Ashley has been recalled, that was his last game. We are still talking to Fleetwood. We’re not sure what Fleetwood want," Wright said.

"I don’t know what Gez is doing. Maybe playing a game. Dave is talking to him and has been over the last couple of days, but he likes a bit of drama Gez, don’t he."

On yesterday's win that ended the Stags’ long unbeaten run and saw Carlisle equal their best run since John Ward’s reign, Wright said: "We are disappointed with the two goals we conceded. But I thought some of the football we played was terrific.

"I thought the three goals were fantastic team goals. I’m really pleased with the performance because they are a good side [and were] unbeaten in 17 so, overall, I’m delighted."