Boss James Tose and assistant manager Jonny Allan have both left Carlisle City Football Club.

The Sky Blues announced the departure of the duo this afternoon "by mutual agreement".

"We have to confirm today that our first-team manager James Tose and his assistant Jonny Allan have both left the club by mutual agreement," a club statement read.

"They joined City in the summer of 2016, just ahead of City’s inaugural campaign in the Hallmark Security League. 

"We are extremely grateful for all of their efforts which have played a hugely significant part in establishing the club at this level of football. 

"Our search for a new management team has begun and we will make further announcements in due course."

On Saturday, City were due to play host to Ellesmere Rangers in a Hallmark Security League First Division Cup quarter-final tie, but it was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.

Tose, who works as Carlisle United Community Sports Trust’s assistant manager, had previously enjoyed a successful spell in charge of Penrith AFC.

Meanwhile, Allan had played for the likes of Carlisle United, Northwich Victoria, Gateshead and Celtic Nation before becoming Tose's No.2.

Carlisle City are currently sixth in Hallmark Security League First Divison North, having been top-of-the-table earlier this campaign.