The 47-year-old ended his third spell in charge of League Two side Stevenage, in May, following an unsuccessful playoff campaign.
But no one can deny that what Westley produced at the club was nothing short of spectacular. In his second spell at the club, he managed to take the club from the bottom half of the Conference, all the way up into League One.
However, there was a hefty backlash aimed towards Posh chairman, Darragh MacAnthony, following yesterday’s announcement, but Westley has been completely unaffected by the negativity saying in his press conference he won’t listen to “people without names or faces”.
Westley managed Preston North End for a short while between his second and third stints in charge at Stevenage, in a relatively short spell that eventually saw him sacked from the post.
This seems to be the only part of the 47-year-old’s career that Peterborough fans are interested in, rather than the many happy and successful years he spent just down the road in Stevenage.
Further complaints about Westley stemmed from his apparent preference in style of play.
Speaking in his press conference, Westley said: “We used to put the ball on the floor and we used to pass it, score goals and win games, and people would wonder how on earth it happened. There’s a lot of myths around everybody, but in the end my Peterborough side will be judged on how it plays, the way it performs and the results it gets.”
He went on to add that: “Peterborough want football played the right way”.
So, Stevenage, Preston and Peterborough fans? What do you make of the appointment and what are your thoughts of Westley’s style of play? Let us know in the comments section below!