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Ferguson will stay, insists MacAnthony

Darren Ferguson will not be leaving Peterborough United following their relegation to League One, club owner Darragh MacAnthony has said.

Peterborough were sent down from the Championship on the final day of the season by Mile Jedinak’s 89th-minute goal for Crystal Palace, condemning them to a 3-2 defeat, when a point would have secured their safety.

Reports had suggested that Ferguson could move to Wolves, who have also dropped out of the Championship this season, costing Dean Saunders his job at Molineux.

But despite the rumoured interest from elsewhere, Irishman MacAnthony remains confident that the Scot will look to remain at London Road and guide the club to promotion out of League One next season, a feat he has twice managed in 2009 and 2011.

MacAnthony tweeted: “Just to confirm Posh fans, DF will not be going to any other club & is already planning with me about our title push next season.

“Both he and Rooster (assistant manager Kevin Russell) travelling to the States next week to spend few days with me planning everything.

“I’m already excited about new season. Those 7 minutes last Saturday won’t define us as a club but will make the youngest squad (in the Football League) stronger & hungrier next season for success.

“Me & Gaffer don’t see massive changes this summer. Movement both ways as usual.”

Ferguson has been manager at Peterborough since January 2011, having previously been at the helm between January 2007 and November 2009, when he was sacked by MacAnthony with the club sat bottom of the Championship.
Wed 8 May, 2013
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