Darren Ferguson

Peterborough United manager Darren Ferguson has resigned before the club’s FA Cup fifth-round clash against Manchester City.

The club’s president Darragh MacAnthony received a phone call from Alex Ferguson’s son on Sunday, in which he resigned, and that was it.

Following Saturday’s 1-0 loss to Derby County in the Championship, Peterborough had gone two months without a victory.

The 50-year-old opted to call time on his third stint with the club as his team was in the relegation zone with only five points to spare.

Peterborough finished second in League One last season under Ferguson’s leadership after he rejoined the club two years ago.

It has not been an easy season, with only five victories out of 31 games played thus far.

Ferguson’s comments after the 1-0 loss to Derby:

“You look at the way the game went and the amount of shots we had on target was nowhere near enough.

“We’re lacking quality in terms of really getting a foothold in games and there was so much space when the game went to 10 vs 10.

“All we had to do was keep switching the play but we found it too difficult. We didn’t move quickly enough.

“We’re not lacking heart, desire, and effort, but just pure quality.

“It’s tough for the lads, we haven’t many players in that whole squad that have played any Championship so it was always going to be tough and so it proved.”

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