New boss is here to stay

Posh manager Dave Robertson celebrates the victory over Leyton Orient. Picture: Joe Dent

Posh manager Dave Robertson celebrates the victory over Leyton Orient. Picture: Joe Dent

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Dave Robertson expects to still be the Posh manager at the start of next season.

Chairman Darragh MacAnthony ended constant speculation regarding the identity of the successor to Darren Ferguson this week by naming former Royal Marine Robertson as first-team boss for the foreseeable future.

MacAnthony wouldn’t be

drawn on whether or not he would re-assess the situation at a specific time and Robertson, who has steered Posh to three wins from three matches, is happy with that arrangement.

Robertson also revealed that he is still working to the terms of his Academy contract.

Robertson said: “Neither me nor the chairman felt the need to discuss money, a change of contract or a speciic time for me to be in charge.

“We’re both very relaxed about an arrangement that sees me working as the manager for the foreseeable futture .

“Our arrangement has been good so far. I am working for a man who is a fantastic leader of a c lub that I love.

“I have discussed potential signings this season and budgets for next season with him already.

“We wouldn’t have done that it if I was not going to be around. I expect to be the manager at the start of next season.

“Things couldn’t have gone much better for the team in the last three matches, but it’s the players who deserve most of the credit for that.”

Robertson does not expect any new players to arrive at Posh ahead of this Saturday’s battle of League One play-off contenders at Doncaster.

“We are not planning any new signings right now,” Robertson added.

“But we have players in mind should we need to find cover for injuries.”

Marcus Maddison will miss the next three matches after the club failed to have last week’s red card rescinded.