Peterborough United have parted company with manger Dave Robertson after winning just one of their opening 6 league games. The former marine took the job on a permanent basis in June after a spell as caretaker following the sacking of Darren Ferguson, but was clearly not up to the job on a full time basis with the results that followed.
A promising pre season and a 35 point plan to lead the Posh back to the Championship was issued by Robertson in his attempt to gain the job, but he ultimately couldn’t fulfil his promises. Summer signings were limited and points were hard to come by with not a single point being collected away from home. Many fans expected the ABAX to become a fortress under Robertson as he had just lost one game at the newly sponsored stadium during his interim stint. Defeats to fellow promotion hopefuls Sheffield United and a 4-1 drubbing at the hands of Charlton Athletic were all part of the course as the 41 year old lost his position following a 2-1 defeat to third tie new boys Southend United that was broadcasted around the world on Sky Sports.
Following the shocking news Peterborough chairman issued a statement. ‘After the season had finished, I felt it fair to give David a proper shot and appointed him first team manager on a full time basis with the remit to get our young squad ready and prepared for a proper promotion challenge this season whilst attempting to play the kind of football our fans have become accustomed to over the last 8 or 9 years’.
‘Unfortunately after yesterday’s result and the manner of defeat, I felt it was time to take action and make a change as it had become plain to see our young squad was under-performing and playing nowhere near their potential. Make no mistake, our players must also shoulder responsibility for this awful start to the season which has now led to a great person losing their job.
Read the full statement on the official club website at http://www.theposh.com