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Ferguson has another job - Fry

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Peterborough director of football Barry Fry has added to the confusion surrounding the departure of manager Darren Ferguson by admitting that he believes that Ferguson has already got a new job.

Ferguson left the club by mutual consent on Tuesday after they slipped to the foot of the Coca-Cola Championship, raising eyebrows after he guided the club to back-to-back promotions from League Two to the second tier, and chairman Darragh MacAnthony called Wednesday's press conference to insist that the decision was mutual.

But after it was revealed that the decision was taken after a meeting with Fry on Sunday the vocal former London Road boss let slip that he expects Ferguson to be at another club within days. "I think Darren will get a job very soon and my own personal opinion is that he already has one," said Fry.

"He will get a chance at a big club and he will do very well. There is no doubt about that.

"Every day there is a different club linked with him so he will be all right. There will be nobody more delighted if Darren manages a Premier League club successfully than us."

MacAnthony expects to land a new manager by the end of the week and will hold interviews throughout Wednesday evening.

The 33-year-old admitted that he had approached Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe but stated that Steve Coppell, Peter Taylor, Chris Wilder and Gareth Southgate were not on his shortlist.

MacAnthony said: "Barry had a chat with Darren on Sunday about another issue and after that chat we decided it was time to go.

"The last thing I expected this week was to spend time looking for a manager but that happens in football. He is free to go to another club now, our business is done. He can work for whoever he wants.

"I'm not saying that he has been approached by another club but I don't expect him to be on the shelf for long, put it that way."

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Topics:
Peterborough United
Football
Bournemouth
Championship
Darren Ferguson
Premier League
Gareth Southgate
League Two
Eddie Howe
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