Ex-Peterborough United boss, Dave Robertson, looks set for a quick return to football management, with Southend United’s Under 21 side, according to Echo News.
He was asked to return to his old role at Peterborough United, but respectfully declined the offer to find another role in management.
His original plan was to find a first-team management role, but he may see his new position as the ideal stepping stone in order to ready himself to take the reigns as manager of a first team.
Robertson steadied the ship at the ABAX Stadium following the departure of Darren Ferguson last season, but after a below par start to the season, he was relieved of his duties at the club.
He was contacted by Southend boss Phil Brown about joining his backroom staff and was given an offer he seemingly couldn’t refuse.
Robertson seemed to leave the Posh on good terms, showing an understanding of Darragh MacAnthony’s decision to sack him, but his wife didn’t react quite as well.
She took to Twitter to voice her discontent with the Chairman’s decision, which was followed by arguments with Peterborough fans on the social networking site. She has since deleted her account.
This could have played a big part in Robertson’s decision not to return to the club, as his relationship with the Chairman may have been hindered due to his wife’s comments.
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