Deepdale boss given the boot.
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Preston North End have sacked manager Darren Ferguson with the club bottom of the Championship table.
The former Peterborough boss, 38, took charge at Deepdale in January, but won only 13 of his 49 games in charge.
A statement on the club website read: “The club expressed their appreciation of the efforts made by Darren.
“We felt that the league position represented a significant threat to the club and it was felt that a change of manager might bring better fortune.”
Ferguson’s last game in charge at Deepdale was a 3-1 defeat by Middlesbrough on Tuesday and Preston sit five points adrift of 21st-placed Boro in the table.
The Scot enjoyed major success in his first two full seasons as Peterborough boss, leading them to back-to-back promotions to the Championship but left by mutual consent in November 2009 with them propping up the table. (BBC Sport)
It’s almost as though sacking managers is some sort of epidemic that’s going around. Earlier today Brian Laws was axed as Burnley boss and now Sir Alex Ferguson’s son has been given the chop at Deepdale. Darren Ferguson had every right to be aggrieved when he was sacked by Peterborough after achieving back to back promotions but things at Preston have not gone quite so well.
Ferguson has managed just 13 wins from his 49 games in charge and given that Preston are bottom of the table and some five points from safety so the sacking was not that surprising but I would guess that the former Man United and Wolves midfielder will be back in a job before too long.
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