Carlisle coach appointed by Black Cats

Last Updated: Thu, 12 Jun 2014 12:45
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Carlisle coach Chris Blake has left the club to take up an analyst role with Premier League Sunderland.

Blake has been at the Cumbrians since 2005 where he started as a part-time coach, but he is now expected to join Sunderland's Under-21 squad as a performance analyst.

The 27-year-old has been a key member of Carlisle's youth set-up, helping the club with the implementation of the Elite Player Performance plan, which is designed to help nurture home-grown talent.

Blake insists he was not seeking a move away from Brunton Park but could not resist the draw of the Premier League.

He told the News & Star: "I wasn't looking to leave Carlisle but when Sunderland called and offered me the position I was very flattered.

"It's an interesting job at a good club and I decided to give it a go.

"It was a hard decision because, while there has been a lot of bad press around Carlisle, I do feel they are going in the right direction and trying to do things the right way.

"It is sad to leave but sometimes you have to take these chances."

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