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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



Tottenham Hotspur youngster Coulthirst seals Peterborough United move

Shaquile Coulthirst has joined Peterborough United. Credit: PA

Peterborough United have signed highly-rated Tottenham Hotspur striker Shaquile Coulthirst for an undisclosed fee.

The 21-year-old has spent time out on loan at several clubs, but has now agreed a permanent three-and-a-half year contract at the ABAX Stadium.

Posh beat a number of other clubs to sign Coulthirst.

"He is a sought after player, we are not the only club at the top of our league that have been after him so I am delighted that he has decided that we are the place he wants to join.

I think he wants to try and become the next Conor Washington, the next Craig Mackail-Smith, the next Britt Assombalonga and he has all the talent and attributes to fulfil that."

– Graham Westley, Peterborough United Manager

Peterborough United swoop for Toffolo and Nabi

Toffolo has joined Posh on loan. Credit: PA

Peterborough United have strengthened their squad with the signing of two Premier League players.

Left-back Harry Toffolo has agreed a loan move until the end of the season, while Posh have also captured West Brom midfielder Adil Nabi for an undisclosed fee.

"Harry is a terrific young player, he showed at Swindon in League One last year what he can do. He has gone to the Championship this year and it hasn't been the most successful loan for him and I think he is delighted to be here, and closer to where his parents live in Stevenage.

Nabi is a long story because it goes back to me wandering up one night to watch Kemar Roofe play for West Brom under 21s. Kemar did well to be fair, but I came away with the name Nabi on my lips. He was outstanding, he scored a brilliant hat-trick, but it wasn't just the hat-trick, it was his all round display.

I have had my eye on him ever since. He went out to India and played some football, he is back, he is available and I am pleased to have him here at the football club. I think the fans are going to love him."

– Graham Westley, Peterborough United Manager

Both players will help fill the void left by striker Conor Washington who joined QPR earlier this week.

Defender Miles Addison has been released.

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