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Fans bid fond farewell to "legendary" former manager Chris Turner

Friends and family bid farewell to Chris Tuner today. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Football fans have bid a fond farewell to former Peterborough United and Cambridge United Manager Chris Turner.

Fans joined friends and family at the funeral for the 64-year-old which took place at Peterborough Cathedral this morning.

He died last month after being diagnosed with dementia eight years ago.

Chris Turner. Credit: ITV News Anglia

"There's only one word for Chris and that's immense.

He is the epitome of the word legend. He's done everything at the Football Club, right through from owning it, running it, managing it, playing for it.

He's never to be forgotten. He was a wonderful man."

– Bob Symns, Peterborough United Chief Executive

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Darren Ferguson leaves Peterborough United

Darren Ferguson has left the club Credit: Stephen Pond/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Peterborough United manager Darren Ferguson has left the club after Saturday's defeat to MK Dons.

Posh have won just one of their last five matches in the league.

Darren Ferguson had been told to improve results quickly or face losing his job Credit: PA

In a statement on the club website chairman Darragh MacAnthony said he was "very disappointed" with recent results.

I’m personally very disappointed in our current league position, the performances from our playing squad and the fact that we have dropped way below our own standards that we set out at as a football club. There is plenty of young and experienced talent in this squad and with 14 games left in the season, I have personal expectations that our players will all lift their performance levels to match the incredible passionate performance and display by nearly 2000 Posh fans today when we were 3-0 down at Stadium MK.

– Darragh MacAnthony, Chairman

Dave Robertson will be in charge until a new manager is appointed.


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Peterborough United boss Ferguson invites fans to discuss poor form

Peterborough United boss Darren Ferguson is inviting supporters to a special Forum at the stadium tonight. Credit: PA

Peterborough United boss Darren Ferguson is inviting supporters to a special forum at the ABAX Stadium tonight.

The manager says he understands fans are frustrated with their poor form and wanted the chance to answer their questions directly in an honest and open way.

"We are going through a really difficult time at the minute, but it is vital that everyone sticks together during this period.

I understand that the supporters are frustrated and I felt it was a good time to have a forum where supporters can put their point of view directly to me and for me to answer those questions in an honest and open way."

– Darren Ferguson, Peterborough United Manager
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Peterborough United boss Darren Ferguson agrees new deal

Peterborough United manager Darren Ferguson has signed a new three-year contract with the club. Credit: PA

Peterborough United manager Darren Ferguson has signed a new three-year contract with the club.

Posh missed out on promotion via the League One play-offs last season but Ferguson did guide them to success in the Football League Trophy at Wembley.

Assistant manager Kevin Russell is leaving London Road. Credit: PA

Meanwhile, Assistant manager Kevin Russell is leaving London Road.

Gavin Strachan has been promoted to first team coach as part of a management restructure.


Peterborough United miss out on Wembley final

Peterborough United have missed out on a Wembley final as they lost 3-2 on aggregate to Leyton Orient in their League Two play-off semi-final.

The two sides were tied 1-1 after the first leg, but Leyton Orient went 2-0 up on the night with goals from Dean Cox and Chris Dagnall.

A late goal from Connor Washington for Peterborough meant a nervous end for the home side, but they held on despite pressure.

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Posh complete record Assombalonga swoop

Peterborough United have smashed their transfer record to land Britt Assombalonga Credit: PA

Peterborough United have broken their transfer record to land highly-rated striker Britt Assombalonga for Watford.

Posh have officially paid an undisclosed fee for the 20-year-old, but chairman Darragh MacAnthony confirmed on his personal twitter account that the fee exceeded the amount paid for Tyrone Barnett back in 2012.

Assombalonga, who enjoyed a successful spell on loan with Southend United last season, has signed a four-year contract at London Road.

United manager Darren Ferguson told the club's official website that Assombalonga could be a star of the future.

"We identified him, we have had him watched, he did very well at Southend and Watford thought very highly of him.

"He has a lot of potential the boy, he is strong physically, good pace, good finisher and a really nice lad. He ticks all of the boxes. He has improvement in him, but I don't think people will be too surprised, because it fits our criteria."

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