Peterborough United: Darragh MacAnthony to wait on new boss

Darragh MacAnthony
Darragh MacAnthony has been chairman of Peterborough since September 2006

Peterborough United owner Darragh MacAnthony intends to let caretaker manager Dave Robertson and his team continue in the role - for now.

"I haven't made a call and I don't intend to," MacAnthony told BBC Radio Cambridgeshire. "Why would I?

"The three lads who are now in charge, with the rest of the management staff, are doing a great job, and I don't want to put too much pressure on them."

Posh have won all three matches since parting company with Darren Ferguson.

When Ferguson left, following defeat by Milton Keynes Dons, Peterborough had slumped to 15th in League One.

MacAnthony brought in youth-team manager Robertson as caretaker boss, assisted by experienced former Posh midfielder Grant McCann and current player Aaron McLean, and wins over Bradford City, Sheffield United, and Leyton Orient have seen Posh climb to eighth, level on points with Doncaster Rovers in sixth.

Dave Robertson
Robertson (right) said last week he was giving MacAnthony a "headache" over whether or not to give him the full-time manager's job

"I've spent a lot of time with Dave, Aaron, and Grant over the last few days, watching them work," said MacAnthony.

"I was planning to use this week to go through the 200 applicants to make a shortlist to see some people this week, but I haven't even opened the folder.

"They know where I am in regards to their position. We have "X" amount of games left, just get on with it, keep revitalising and reinvigorating, and make everyone happy.

"We've been very inconsistent in the last 18 months, as a club, with our results, our performances, our crowds, with everything. Right now I don't want anyone taking their foot off the pedal.

"The players know if they want this management team in place over the long, long term, keep winning, keep impressing, keep performing, keep fighting, show me what you've shown in the last three games, because three games don't make a season.

"We're in a great place compared to where we were, and we just have to keep that going. I don't want to go into games obsessed about the opposition and what they can do, I want to go into games focused on our strengths, about what we can do.

"Keep performing and executing the way we're doing and we'll be fine, we'll have a great season and a great next season."