New manager Darren Ferguson and his assistant Kevin Russell watch Posh on the day they were appointed. They lost 3-0 at home to Stockport.
Drama has accompanied every step in a Posh career that has spanned three different spells and almost 13 years.
Darren Ferguson on the day his initial appointment as Posh boss was announced. Darren Ferguson's father Sir Alex was soon an occasional visitor to Posh matches. Darren celebrates promotion from League Two with Posh goalkeeper Joe Lewis following a 1-0 win at Hereford. Darren won the coveted coach of the year prize at the PT Sports Awards. 12 months later and Darren is celebrating promotion from League One following a 1-0 win at Colchester. Posh chairman Darragh MacAnthony joins Darren in those promotion celebrations at Colchester. Back-to-back promotions to the Championship were rewarded with an open-top bus tour and a civic reception at the Town Hall. Darren led Posh into their first second tier game for 15 years against Nigel Clough's Derby County at Pride Park. Derby won 2-1. Darren is sacked after a big fall-out with chairman Darragh MacAnthony following a 3-1 defeat at Newcastle which sent Posh to the bottom of the Championship. In a shock move MacAnthony despatched manager Gary Johnson with Posh in seventh place in League One and re-hired Darren. Darren celebrates a 3-0 League One play-off final win against Huddersfield at Old Trafford to secure an immediate return to the Championship for Posh. Darren with his League One play-off winning medal alongside the play-off trophy. Despair for Darren and his team after a last-gasp 3-2 defeat at Crystal Palace sent Posh down from the Championship despite accumulating 54 points. Posh missed out in the League One play-offs, but did win the Johnstone's Paint Trophy following a 3-1 win over Chesterfield in the final at Wembley. Darren was dismissed after a dismal 3-0 defeat at MK Dons and admitted he'd never really recovered from the relegation suffered at Crystal Palace almost two years earlier. Posh sack Steve Evans with the team sixth in League One and replace him with Darren who starts his third spell as manager alongside assistant boss Gavin Strachan. Darren celebrates his 400th game as Posh boss with his 177th win, 2-1 at Gillingham.