WESTLEY SACKING: 36 Football League games in charge made him one of the longest-serving managers of the MacAnthony era

Graham Westley, pictured on the left of new caretaker-manager Grant McCann, lasted 215 days as Posh manager. Photo: Joe Dent/theposh.com.

Graham Westley, pictured on the left of new caretaker-manager Grant McCann, lasted 215 days as Posh manager. Photo: Joe Dent/theposh.com.

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Graham Westley lasted 41 competitive matches and 215 days as Peterborough United manager.

Here is is record at the ABAX Stadium

Darragh MacAnthony with a previous Posh manager Dave Robertson. Photo: Joe Dent/theposh.com.

Darragh MacAnthony with a previous Posh manager Dave Robertson. Photo: Joe Dent/theposh.com.

1) The Posh playing record under Graham Westley.

Posh were 18th in League One when Westley took charge. He led them as high as fifth, but leaves with Posh in 14th place.

(All competitions)

P41 W18 D7 L16 F71 A56

Former Posh manager Mark Cooper lasted 14 matches in charge.

Former Posh manager Mark Cooper lasted 14 matches in charge.

(League One)

P36 W15 D5 L16 F61 A53

(FA Cup)

P5 W3 D2 *L0 F10 A3

*(Lost on penalties after 1-1 draw)

2) Posh picked up 50 points from 36 League One matches under Westley.

That’s 50 points from a possible 108, a percentage of 46.3 of the possible points gained,

In perspective, that’s better than Darren Ferguson’s second spell in charge of Posh (45.02%), better than the likes of Mark Wright (45.98%), Keith Alexander (45.68%), Dave Robertson (43.33%) and Barry Fry (41.95), but worse than Ferguson’s first spell (59.93%), Gary Johnson (48%) and Mark Lawrenson (50.88).

Jimmy Hagan, the manager when Posh first reached the Football League has the highest percentage of possible points gained (63.30), Mark Cooper (19.44) has the worst. Cooper managed Posh exclusively in the Championship.

3) Westley managed Posh for 215 days and 41 matches, 36 of them league matches

Remarkably that’s the longest reign of any manager (in terms of games in charge) in the Darragh MacAnthony era apart from the two spells of Darren Ferguson.

His predecessor Dave Robertson lasted 197 days (most of that was the summer) and 23 matches, while Gary Johnson (25 games), Keith Alexander (19), Jim Gannon (14) and Mark Cooper (12) all managed Posh in fewer league matches. Only Gannon left of his own accord.

Johnson survived 279 days as Posh boss (again including a summer), while Alexander (118), Cooper (79) and Gannon (66) were at London Road for an even shorter period of time. Alexander had already started his reign as Posh boss when MacAnthony took control of the club in September 2006.

Ferguson was in chage at Posh for 126 league matches in his first two-and-a-half year spell and 194 matches in his second four-year stay.

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