Darren Ferguson

21 Feb 2015

FERGUSON DEPARTS POSH

Peterborough United manager Darren Ferguson has left the club after Saturday's 3-0 defeat by MK Dons.

In a statement on Peterborough's website,  chairman Darragh MacAnthony described Ferguson as "one of the finest managers in our club's history".

"He feels that a new challenge is needed for both himself and the football club," he added.

Ferguson, 43, was in his second spell as Peterborough manager after returning to the club in January 2011.

He led them to promotion to the Championship via the play-offs that season, but they were relegated on the final day of the 2013 season.

"I'm personally very disappointed in our current league position, the performances from our playing squad and the fact we have dropped way below our own standards we set out at as a football club," MacAnthony said.

"Some fans have questioned my own commitment, interest, investment and passion for this football club recently.

"I am hungrier than ever to get this club back into the Championship and beyond and to deliver on the promises I have made to the city of Peterborough."