Nigel Clibbens is the new chief executive of Carlisle United.

The 48-year-old, who parted company with Huddersfield Town in February and has been replaced by Julian Winter, joins a new-look backroom team at the League Two club.

He served at Town for seven years and will take up his new post on Monday – Clibbens will also be chairman of the CUFC 1921 Board at Brunton Park.

Hius arrival follows the appointments in the last 12 months of finance director Suzanne Kidd and sales and marketing director Phil King.

Nigel Clibbens said: “It is a honour and privilege to join Carlisle United in this role.

“I have been fortunate to be a part of a team that transformed my previous club both on and off the field and I am excited by this opportunity.

“I am looking forward to working together with everyone and I will endeavour to do everything possible to bring success to the club.”

Carlisle United manager Keith Curle. Photo by Clint Hughes/Getty Images

Clibbens will work closely with the existing management team as well as supporter groups, and will be the ‘key point of contact’ for manager Keith Curle.

During the transition period of the current transfer window, player recruitment will continue to involve club chairman Andrew Jenkins and John Nixon.

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Nixon will retain his current role of director of external affairs, covering Football League and FA duties for the club.

Before joining Town, Clibbens worked at Grant Thornton and PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Chairman Jenkins said: “I am delighted to welcome Nigel to Carlisle United. The time is right for this latest change in our progression after those made last year.

The pitch at Carlisle United when it was under flood water

“Along with his knowledge and skills he will bring a fresh approach and new ideas which we recognise as important for the club as we continue to rebuild after the floods and look forward.

“He has a good track record on and off the pitch, I know that we have someone who can take us forward.

“Nigel will run the club day-to-day and will work manager with Keith Curle and the existing directors to do what is required to improve us.

“He will help give us a club that we and our fans can be proud of.

“In doing so, he will receive the full support of everyone at Carlisle United to make the changes needed to progress.”

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