Robbo will repay the faith with attacking, entertaining football

Posh manager Dave Robertson is determined to repay chariman Darragh MacAnthony's faith.
Posh manager Dave Robertson is determined to repay chariman Darragh MacAnthony's faith.
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New Peterborough United manager Dave Robertson has pledged to repay the faith shown in him by chairman Darragh MacAnthony.

Robertson signed a three-year contract today (May 22) to end weeks of speculation about his future. He will be assisted by Grant McCann who has also agreed a three-year deal.

The pair, helped by Aaron Mclean, steered Posh from 16th to ninth place in League One following the sacking of previous Posh manager Darren Ferguson in February.

MacAnthony interviewed other candidates, but has plumped for a man he knows rather than gamble on fostering a relationship with an outsider.

Robertson said: “The chairman has shown faith in me and I want to repay that faith by bringing this club the success it deserves. I want a successful League One campaign next season and I want successful runs in the cups as well.

“I’m excited by the challenge and the opportunity to build on what we achieved in the last 14 games of last season. I can’t wait to get my teeth into the job and I can’t wait to develop a culture of success.

“That will happen if the management, the playing squad and the fans work together and pull in the same direction.

“I will promote attacking football with wingers that will excite the fans. I inherited a fantastic group of players and if we can add goals to the squad then we will have a fantastic shot at success next season.

“Winning is obviously the most important thing for all of us, including the fans who are the heartbeat of the club, and that winning mentality will be drummed into the players from the moment they arrive back for pre-season training on June 29. What we expect from the players has already been embedded in the squad and we can build on that in the summer and into the season as we intend to hit the ground running.

“It’s a massively proud moment for me and Grant and we are excited for the future. We went into great detail with the chairman about what happened last season and what we expect to happen next season and thankfully he has backed our vision and our plans.

“The chairman knows I’m a workaholic. I’ve always worked morning, noon and night and that will continue.”

Robertson confirmed that transfer targets have already been identified and that MacAnthony and director of football Barry Fry are leading the negotiations.