Former Carlisle United captain Danny Grainger has ruled himself out of the running to take charge at Falkirk.

The ex-Workington Reds manager is interim charge after the sacking of Paul Sheerin.

But the Cumbrian has played down the idea he could be seeking to remain in the role long-term.


Speaking to the Falkirk Herald ahead of his first game in caretaker charge against Cove Rangers, Grainger said: “I won’t be looking to take the job at all.

“I have got aspirations to work as a manager again, but right now I have no interest in this role. When the new regime comes in my position will be reviewed then.

“The board asked me to take the time for the interim period and I was happy to do so. The group of players we have here are all brilliant lads to work with on the training pitch.”

Grainger left Workington to join Falkirk as assistant head coach to Sheerin in the summer.

That followed two years at the helm of the Borough Park club, Grainger having hung up his boots in the summer of 2019 after five years with Carlisle.

Sheerin was axed after a 6-0 defeat to Queen's Park, with Falkirk fifth in Scottish League One.

On this weekend's game against the league leaders, Grainger said “I’ve only had them for two sessions so there won’t be wholesale changes, I truly believed in what Paul wanted to do and how he wanted the team to play.”

Grainger had been among the early bookies' favourites for the Carlisle United job in the autumn before the appointment of Keith Millen.