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Fans slam Peterborough’s decision to hand manager new three year deal

Darren Ferguson has signed a new deal to remain as Peterborough United manager beyond the end of the season, however supporters aren’t happy with that news.

The manager is currently in his third spell at the League One side after they sacked Steve Evans in January but Fergie’s record doesn’t exactly make great reading right now.

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The Posh sat 6th in the table when Evans departed but now 8th and fallen out of the playoffs although still just two points from Doncaster in that last spot, but they have a game in hand.

Darren Ferguson has so far managed nine games, won just twice, drawn once, lost six times and picked up seven points. Posh had picked up ten points in previous nine league games before his return. Now they have lost three in a row for 1st time since April 2018.

Co-owners Darragh MacAnthony, Stewart Thompson and Dr Jason Neale issued a statement which read: “It was vitally important that we appointed a manager that we can trust and who understands our core philosophies as a club. The style of play, production of young players and taking on young and hungry talent and developing those players is what Peterborough United is renowned for and in the last 18 months we have veered away from that.

“We wanted to appoint a manager who can deliver on a brand of football that pleases us and the supporters and this decision to appoint Darren on a long-term deal was a unanimous decision from us as owners. Darren epitomises everything that we would want in a manager and he is someone that we can move forward with on this project together.

“Both Stewart and Jason have loved working with Darren and although the results on the pitch have not been anywhere near where we would have liked, it is not about the current form, it is about the long-term aspirations of this football club.

“As owners, we are here for the long-term. We have short term and long-term goals and this appointment backs that statement up. Our aim is simple, we want to be a Championship football club and we believe that this management team can get us there and once we are there we can stabilise before a tilt at the top end of that division.

“Both Darren and Gavin recognise the importance of a thriving Academy and we want to see those players come through the system and be part of the first team squad. The staff at the football club enjoy working with Darren and he understands our limitations but at the same time the potential of what we can achieve.

“Our investment in the Academy, training ground and stadium continues to happen and we will of course invest in the first team squad both on a short and long term basis to give Darren all the tools necessary to make us a successful football club once again.

“We all felt it was important to end any speculation about what might have happened in the summer for the players’ and the supporters. We have eight games remaining in this season and all of our efforts are on finishing the campaign as strongly as we can.”


Since the announcement was made, fans took to vent their frustration at the decision made by the club with many talking about relegation – find out what they had to say on the next page.


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