Peterborough United have sacked manager Dave Robertson after just one win in their opening six Sky Bet League One games, the club has confirmed on their official site.
He took over as caretaker manager following the sacking of Darren Ferguson in February and won his first four games in charge of the club, but finished the season with just two wins from the last ten games of the season.
He signed a three-year contract with the Posh in the summer, but after a poor start to the season, and with the club sitting just one place above the relegation zone, Robertson becomes the first managerial casualty of the season.
The chairman Darragh MacAnthony said in a club statement on the official site: ‘I would personally like to thank David for stepping in last season when the club was at a low point after the previous manager’s departure.
‘He steadied the ship, put a smile on everyone’s faces again and worked tirelessly each day to improve the clubs fortunes on the pitch.’
The club’s coaching staff, including former captain Grant McCann, will lead the team until a replacement is found, but they are expected to be given a chance to stake their claim.
It remains to be seen whether a permanent manager will be in place for Posh’s trip to Oldham Athletic next weekend.
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