New boss Chris Beech says he will be “totally committed” to Carlisle – both the club and the community.

The head coach, who is preparing for his first game in charge, says there will be no half measures in how he sets about the job.

He also said it is crucial his team engage with United's supporters and the wider public.

Beech, who signed an 18-month deal on Tuesday, was asked if he would be moving to Carlisle.

He said: “I’ve committed to the area 100 per cent. I’m totally committed to the project, there’s no half measures.

“My family are good and organised, and my lad, who’s 16, knows more about football than anybody I’ve ever met.

“I’ll be totally committed. And if there’s things going on, I want the players to represent the community.

“Visits, hospital, charity things, bike rides, whatever it may be, I want to be – if I can – with the supporters.

“Ultimately on matchday I want them to be able to really celebrate and connect with, and enjoy [what we are doing], and I want the players to enjoy.

“It’s not a pressure, it’s a positive challenge.”

Beech, whose side face Forest Green in the FA Cup second round on Saturday, says he will set high standards as he begins life as United’s leader.

He said he will not stand for excuses, although admitted that the modern game required a boss to be a good people person.

The former Rochdale No2 said: “I like winning, I like high standards.

“If I’m being really, truly honest, I struggle with tolerance. I’ll tolerate if there’s substance to it, whether it’s some sort of lateness or lack of discipline in some way.

“When I originally started it was ‘this way or you can [go]'...but not now. I understand managing people, it’s different than just coaching football. You’ve got to lead, coach and manage.”

Beech has also spoken about how recruitment will work at Carlisle under director of football David Holdsworth. United said Beech will, like previous bosses, identify transfer targets while Holdsworth will negotiate deals.

Beech said: “I have no problem working with David. He’s been in the game a long time, he’s been a manager himself, he’s played at a higher level, he knows a lot of people - why would you not want to utilise those connections, that go alongside mine? Suddenly you’re stronger.

“It’s not about ‘it’s my way’. It’s our way. We’ve got to make sure we talk and communicate.

“I have no doubt there’ll be some speedbumps along the way. Targets will be looked at – are they cost-effective, does it work for the football club, if it’s a loan, what type of style is that player coming to, are they gonna get well looked-after?”

Forest Green missed the chance to go top of League Two when they drew 0-0 with fellow high-fliers Crewe on Tuesday night. Mark Cooper’s side remained second.

Trevor Kettle will referee Saturday’s tie at the New Lawn.