The sudden sacking of Dave Robertson last week may have been a surprise to some supporters considering the length we had to wait for the inevitable departure of Darren Ferguson. Robertson had won just one of his opening 6 league games, meaning chairman Darragh MacAnthony had to act quickly. Many names have been flung around in the past few days, with Steve Evans being the main man making the back pages, in this article I will discuss the different possibilities of who will take over the reigns at the ABAX Stadium.
Rotherham United manager Steve Evans seems to be in pole position at the moment, with the Millers sitting rock bottom of the Championship with a solitary point leading to speculation about Evans’ future. The 51-year-old spoke to Football League 72 last week regarding his the recent rumours. “I’ve got a great affinity with Peterborough, I’ve lived there for 20 years and it’s no secret that my in-laws and all my relatives around there are big Peterborough United supporters, and I’ve got great respect for Darragh MacAnthony and (director of football) Barry Fry. At some stage in my career in the future I would love to manage the Posh, I’m not going to tell anyone lies.”
After the recent appointments of inexperienced names that could be considered risks, MacAnthony will be looking for an accomplished name to fill the void. Another name that seems to be in the running is current Carlisle United manager Keith Curle. The former England player has got the Cumbrian’s off to a flying start, with his side scoring an astonishing 13 goals in their opening 3 league games at Brunton Park. One of the key factors the club with want to address with their new gaffer will be reversing the atrocious home form and getting the once free scoring frontline banging in the goals once again. If these two things are top of MacAnthony’s wish list, surely he fits the bill.
The final name that is on the frontline is former Stevenage boss Graham Westley. As he is currently out of a job n compensation would have to be paid which obviously entices the posh chairman. His record at League One level isn’t exactly sparking. He lasted just over a year with Preston North end, and was relegated with Stevenage in 2013/14 as the Boro’ finished bottom of the league. In my opinion Westley is a name Posh should steer well clear from, he dosent offer the promotion ambition and relevant experience that is needed to turn the clubs fortunes around, but I would happily accept any of the other two names mentioned, although MacAnthony may have something t say about that.