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Peterborough United midfielder Oztumer joins Walsall

Erhun Oztumer has joined Walsall. Credit: PA

Peterborough United midfielder Erhun Oztumer has signed for League One rivals Walsall.

The 25-year-old will officially join the Saddlers on a two-year deal once his contract expires at Posh on July 1.

Oztumer made more than 50 appearances for Peterborough in his two years at the ABAX Stadium.

It’s brilliant to be here. It’s been smooth and we’ve been speaking for a few weeks.

I’ve come down here and I’ve been impressed with what I’ve seen and I’m delighted to put my signature on the paper.

The attraction is the way Walsall play. Playing against them for two years, I like the way they keep the ball and play the game. I think it suits me so this was my first choice.

Hopefully I can get a lot of assists. I’m a player who likes to feed the strikers and hopefully I can add some goals to the team as well.

– Erhun Oztumer, Walsall

White becomes McCann's first Peterborough United signing

Hayden White impressed while on loan at Blackpool last season. Credit: PA

Peterborough United have signed former Bolton Wanderers defender Hayden White on a free transfer.

The 21-year-old full-back is new manager Grant McCann's first signing.

White was on loan at Blackpool last season but was unable to prevent them from being relegated to League Two.

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New Posh manager: 'This club should be in the Championship'

Grant McCann has been unveiled as the new manager of Posh. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Peterborough United have unveiled their new manager.

And it's someone who will be very familiar to Posh fans, with caretaker boss Grant McCann being given the job on a permanent basis.

He replaces Graham Westley who was sacked last month.

McCann made more than 180 appearances for the club as a player and is hoping for the same sort of success as a coach.

Posh press conference Credit: ITV News Anglia

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Peterborough United appoint caretaker boss McCann

Grant McCann (left) is the new Peterborough United manager. Credit: PA

Peterborough United have appointed caretaker boss Grant McCann as their new manager.

Peterborough United reveal their new manager at a press conference today. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Posh were unbeaten under the 36-year-old last season, scoring 15 goals in his four games in charge.

McCann made more than 180 appearances for Peterborough as a player and established himself as a fans' favourite.

He has been given a four-year contract and replaces Graham Westley who was sacked last month.

Jack Collison is staying at Posh. Credit: PA

Jack Collison, who recently had to retire from playing due to a serious knee injury, will also stay on as the club's under 18s coach on a permanent basis.

Zakuani among six players released by Peterborough United

Gabriel Zakuani has been allowed to find another club. Credit: PA

Peterborough United have released six players, including long-serving defender Gabriel Zakuani.

The Congolese centre-back has made more than 200 appearances in two spells for the club.

Shaun Brisley, Andrew Fox, Souleymane Coulibaly, Kyle Vassell and Jack Friend have also been allowed to leave while left-back Kgosi Ntlhe has rejected two new contracts and will move on.

Posh will be entitled to a compensation fee because of his age.

I would like to personally wish all those players that have been released by the Football Club well, but I would especially like to thank Gabi Zakuani, who has been a magnificent servant both on and off the pitch to Peterborough United Football Club.

I would like to wish him every success in furthering his career. I am sure he will have plenty of options.

– Barry Fry, Peterborough United Director of Football

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"Graham hasn't got the results"- Barry Fry on axed Peterborough manager

Director of Peterborough United Barry Fry Credit: PA Images

It was game over for Peterborough United's manager Graham Westley yesterday, after the club announced they were parting company.

Westley managed 41 games in the seven months he was in charge.

Today, Peterborough United's Director Barry Fry has said that the club's recent results weren't good enough.

Peterborough sack manager Graham Westley

Former Stevenage boss Westley was appointed last September as Dave Robertson's replacement but could not see the season out. Credit: PA Images

Peterborough United have sacked manager Graham Westley.

The former Stevenage boss only took over in September, but has now been relieved of his duties.

He leaves Posh in 14th position in League One following a 2-0 home defeat to Scunthorpe United on Saturday.

Grant McCann will take charge of their final two games of the season while chairman Darragh MacAnthony searches for a successor.

The club have issued the following statement:

"Peterborough United Football Club have tonight (Saturday) parted company with manager Graham Westley.

The club would like to thank Graham for his efforts on behalf of the football club. Grant McCann will take charge of the remaining two Sky Bet League One fixtures.

Chairman Darragh MacAnthony will take time to speak to prospective candidates for the vacant manager position.The club will be making no further comment at this time."

– Peterborough United
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