POSH BOSS SEARCH: MacAnthony rules out peoples’ choice

Steve Cotterill.
Steve Cotterill.
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Peterborough United chairman Darragh MacAnthony has poured cold water on the chances of appointing Steve Cotterill as his next first-team manager.

Cotterill, who won the League One title with Bristol City last season, but is currently out of work, finished top of a Peterborough Telegraph poll to find the manager our readers wanted. Current caretaker-manager Grant McCann finished second.

But during a Twitter exchange with fans last night (April 28) MacAnthony said: “Steve is a superb manager, but he’s not hot on youth so he’s probably not a great fit for us.”

MacAnthony also stated MK Dons Karl Robinson is not on his radar, while he expects bookies’ favourite Steve Evans to continue doing a ‘superb job’ at Leeds United. He dismissed speculation he was interested in current Oldham manager John Sheridan.

MacAnthony also ruled out a managerial job-share between McCann and current goal-keeping coach Mark Tyler.

Evans remains the favourite for the job at 7/4 with Sky Bet, Cotterill is 3/1 with McCann at 4/1.

Adrian Pennock, who was sacked by National League side Forest Green this week, has entered the betting at 16/1, while former Posh boss Mark Cooper is now listed at 20/1, the same price as former Forest manager Gary Megson.