Westley is new Peterborough manager

The former Stevenage manager has been confirmed as the new boss at League One club Peterborough United.

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Westley urges Posh fans to judge him on performance

Peterborough's new manager Graham Westley has told the club's fans to judge him on how his team plays following some negative reaction to his appointment.

The 47-year-old's spell at Preston was overshadowed by reports of player unrest and criticism of both his management and playing style before he was sacked just over a year in charge and Posh fans have raised concerns on social media.

"Your actions are always the most important thing in football. It doesn't matter what you say, what matters is what you do," Westley said when unveiled by the club at a press conference.

Westley, who guided Stevenage to the Football League for the first time in their history in 2010 and secured back-to-back promotions for the club the following season, will take charge of his first game for Posh at Bradford on Saturday.

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Graham Westley confirmed as new Peterborough manager

Graham Westley at today's press conference at Peterborough United. Credit: ITV News Anglia / Jonathon Stevens

The former Stevenage manager has been confirmed as the new boss at League One club Peterborough United.

Peterborough have been without a manager since Dave Robertson left the club in September.

Westley left Stevenage in May after the club lost in the League Tow play-off semi-final.

Peterborough are currently 18th in the league after drawing 1-1 at Walsall on Saturday.

Former Stevenage manager Graham Westley has been appointed manager of Peterborough United. Credit: ITV News Anglia / Jonathon Stevens

"Today we welcome Graham Westley as the new manager of Peterborough United Football Club after what has been an extensive interview process with some excellent candidates.

"Graham has a burning desire to win, succeed and add to his previous success which includes multiple promotions, league titles and multiple cup wins at Wembley not to mention a near 50% win record."

– Darragh MacAnthony, Chairman Peterborough United
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