Former Carlisle United star and coach Paul Murray has left his role in the National League.

It has been confirmed that the Cumbrian has departed Oldham Athletic by mutual consent.

Murray has been academy manager at the Boundary Park club as well as first-team coach.

But he now moves on after a second coaching spell with the fifth-tier outfit.

The 47-year-old had returned to Oldham last summer for a second stint as the head of their youth department.

He also stepped up to the first-team coaching ranks after the departure of manager David Unsworth and following the appointment of Micky Mellon.

He also had a short spell as caretaker manager last season.

Oldham, in a short statement, said: "Oldham Athletic can confirm that Paul Murray has left the club by mutual consent.

"Murray leaves his roles as academy manager and first team coach, which he filled on a dual basis last season, having also taken charge on an interim basis for the FA Cup win at Altrincham earlier in the campaign.

"We would like to thank Paul for his work for the club during all of his spells at Boundary Park, including since his return last June, and we wish him well for the future."

News and Star: Murray returned to Carlisle as first-team coach in 2018Murray returned to Carlisle as first-team coach in 2018 (Image: Stuart Walker)

The Oldham Times have reported that Murray's role with the first team will not be replaced while the club's academy will no longer be under the Elite Player Performance Plan (EPPP) format, after Oldham failed to win promotion back to the EFL within the two-year timeframe set by the League.

Murray was a star home-grown player at Carlisle in the 1990s before going on to play for QPR, where he became an England Under-21 and B international. He then played for Southampton, Oldham and Beira-Mar before returning for a further United spell in 2006.

He later turned out for Gretna, Shrewsbury Town and Hartlepool United, then going into coaching at Oldham before a short spell as Hartlepool boss.

After a spell with Barrow, he coached at Fleetwood Town before returning to Carlisle as first-team coach under John Sheridan.

He held a scouting position at Blackpool before his most recent stint at Oldham.