Carlisle United’s John Nixon watches Liverpool lift the Carabao Cup after victory over Chelsea

Carlisle United co-owner John Nixon had one of the best home finishes in the Carabao Cup final.

The Blues manager was at Wembley to watch Liverpool beat Chelsea on penalties to claim the trophy.

EFL director Nixon sat with other league officials as the players and Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp lifted the cup.

The League Cup final was the Carlisle co-owner’s last EFL outing – and came a day after his own club also won in London, beating Leyton Orient 1-0 in Paul Simpson’s first game in charge. Breyer group stadium.

Nixon has served on the Football League board for several years as a representative of League Two clubs.

He was also, until recently, Chairman of the EFL Trust before stepping down after ten years.

Former chief executive Nixon’s involvement in a number of EFL and Football Association posts over the years has come under fire from some Blues fans amid his own club’s decline in recent years.

The Blues are back in action on Tuesday night when they host Rochdale in Simpson’s home opener.

It follows the decision last week by the board of directors of United Holdings – on which Nixon sits – to “change the structure” of the football organization in relegation-threatened Carlisle.

It saw the departures of manager Keith Millen and director of football David Holdsworth, before the popular appointment of former double promotion winner Simpson as boss until the end of the season.

Liverpool won the Carabao Cup final 11-10 on penalties after a 0-0 draw.

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