NEW POSH BOSS: Facts and figures

Graham Westley during his time managing Kettering Town in 2007.
Graham Westley during his time managing Kettering Town in 2007.
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Ten facts about new Posh manager Graham Westley

1 He was born in Hounslow, Middlesex London. He is 47 years-old.

Graham Westley is all smiles during his successful spell as Stevenage manager.

Graham Westley is all smiles during his successful spell as Stevenage manager.

2 Westley represented England at under 18 level.

3 He started his playing career at QPR and went on to play for Gillingham, Barnet, Wycombe, Kingstonian, Wealdstone, Farnborough, Harlow, Enfield, Aylesbury, Harrow, Tooting & Mitcham, Molesey & Walton & Hersham.

4 During his time at Kingstonian, he broke his leg in three places and suffered a dislocated ankle. He retired from playing at the age of 28.

5 In His first managerial post was at Kingstonian. He took charge aged 28 in 1996. He was sacked five months later.

6 His first managerial success arrived at Farnborough in 2001. He led them to the Isthmian League title. Westkey bought a controlling interest in the club and appointed himself manager in 1999.

7 Westley has managed Stevenage in three separate spells. He won the FA Trophy with them in 2008. He won the Conference title with them in 2009. He won promotion to League One with them in 2010.

8 He has also managed Rushden & Diamonds, Enfield Kettering and Preston North End.

9 Westley is the chief executive of the Aimita Corporation, a thriving facilities business. Aimita stands for ‘Attitude Is More Important Than Ability’.

10 Westley has a Master of Arts degree in company direction.

Managerial record

Club P W D L

Farborough (1999-2003) 128 66 27 35

Stevenage (2003-2006) 167 77 35 55

Stevenage (2008-2012) 202 106 52 44

Preston (2012-2013) 62 16 23 23

Stevenage (2013-2015) 112 38 25 49

Sources; Wikipedia, Mail Online, Soccerbase.