Grant McCann is back at Peterborough United

Grant McCann is back at Posh.

Grant McCann is back at Posh.

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Grant McCann, as expected, has returned to Peterborough United to take up a coaching role.

Northern Ireland international McCann quit London Road six weeks ago to join Linfield FC but, following the sacking of Darren Ferguson, he has now left the Belfast-based club to return to Posh in a coaching capacity.

He will help out Dave Robertson with the first team until a new manager is appointed on a permanent basis. McCann will then revert back to a job within the Posh Academy.

McCann (34) made his Linfield debut in the 1-1 draw with Ballinamallard United on January 27 before scoring on his home bow when Ballymena United were defeated 2-1 at Windsor Park four days later.

He also helped Linfield progress to the sixth round of the Irish Cup at Warrenpoint Town’s expense.

Linfield boss Warren Feeney admitted that losing McCann was a “massive blow” to Linfield’s ambitions, but that neither he nor the club wished to stand in his way of a move into full-time coaching across the Irish Sea.