Another of Carlisle United's League Two rivals have confirmed their manager for the 2022/23 season.

Colchester United have announced that Wayne Brown, who was in interim charge for the closing stages of last term, will take the permanent reins.

It follows a good end to the season for the Essex club, who were fighting relegation for much of the campaign but climbed to 15th by the end.

Brown has now been rewarded with the job for next season, with the 44-year-old to be assisted by former U's boss Joe Dunne and Dave Huzzey.

Speaking on the Colchester website, Brown said: "It was a few months ago now that we were asked to come in on an interim basis, I really enjoyed it and it has been a real positive period over the months we've had."

"I feel honoured and privileged to have been given the role on a permanent basis like this."

Colchester finished two points ahead of the Blues after winning three of their last four games in 2021/22.

Among Brown's games in charge last season was the 2-2 draw with the Cumbrians in February, when Omari Patrick and Tobi Sho-Silva scored for United.

Colchester are the latest fourth-tier club to clarify their managerial situation after AFC Wimbledon earlier announced the appointment of ex-Charlton Athletic boss Johnnie Jackson.

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