11 Nov 2009

Ferguson junior sacked by Peterborough

9:26 am on 11 November 2009

Darren Ferguson, the son of Manchester United boss Sir Alex, has been dismissed as manager of English Championship football side Peterborough.

The 37-year-old Ferguson junior has impressed as a manager in his own right with Peterborough, guiding the club to successive promotions since taking over at London Road in January 2007.

But the weekend's 3-1 defeat away to Newcastle, leaders of the second-tier Championship, the division below the lucrative English Premier League, left Peterborough bottom of the table with just two wins from 16 games.

English managers Peter Taylor and Steve Coppell have already been touted as candidates to succeed Ferguson at Peterborough.