Preston North End Name Darren Ferguson as New Boss

Sir Alex’s son finds himself gainfully employed once again.

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Preston have announced the appointment Darren Ferguson as their new manager.
Ferguson left Peterborough by mutual consent in November, with the club bottom of the Championship.
The Scot, son of Manchester United boss Sir Alex, will replace Alan Irvine, who was relieved of his duties last week. (BBC Sport)

Many people were surprised when Peterborough decided to part company with Darren Ferguson late last year, especially given that Sir Alex’s son had led the Posh to successive promotions. Some had initially believed that the Scot had a nice job lined up but that didn’t appear to be the case at the time but now he has found himself in a good post at Deepdale.

Even though Preston find themselves in the wrong half of the table such is the congestion in the Championship that they are still candidates to challenge for a play-off space in a division that sees 4th and 17th places separated by just nine points. The 37 year old appears to have a long successful managerial career ahead of him and whilst some believed he could be heading for a Premier League job it is perhaps wiser to continue to learn his trade at a lower level and perhaps achieve that top tier dream at The Lilywhites?

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