After Peterborough made the ridiculous decision to sack the manager who had earned them two straight promotions earlier this season, Darren Ferguson has now found a new job with Preston.

Preston are currently 16th in the Championship, eight places above his former club Peterborough, who have won just two of the fifteen games they have played since Ferguson Jnr left.

Darren has today spoken out about his decision to take the Preston job, admitting it was his dad, Sir Alex Ferguson, who pointed him in the right direction.

“I spoke to my father and he knows the club well,” he said. “It would have been wrong not to ask his advice. We agreed this was the right one for me. There were other options but we felt this was the best place for me. Now the challenge is play-off football. This is the 10th year we have been in the Championship. We have hit the bar a couple of times and the challenge is getting to the Premier League. You only have to look around this area and Bolton and Blackburn are there. Burnley have to be a benchmark. They achieved promotion last year and we want to follow that.”

Good luck Darren!




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