The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Etbusiness Daily - By ALAN SWANN

CHAIR­MAN Dar­ragh Ma­can­thony in­sists Posh have had no of­fi­cial ap­proach from Wolves for man­ager Dar­ren Fer­gu­son de­spite book­mak­ers slash­ing the odds on his re­turn to a for­mer club.

Fer­gu­son’s odds on tak­ing over at Mo­lineux in the sum­mer plum­meted from 9/2 to 1/4 with one book­maker over the week­end.

For a time on Satur­day night the mar­kets cov­er­ing the next Wolves boss were sus­pended. Last night Fer­gu­son was quoted as 5/4 favourite with Stan James, but was 4/1 sec­ond favourite with Stan James and 9/2 third favourite with Wil­liam Hill.

Ma­can­thony ad­mit­ted the short­en­ing of Fer­gu­son’s odds was a sur­prise to him dur­ing ex­changes with his fol­low­ers on Twit­ter.

Ma­can­thony said: “Just opened Twit­ter & bang it’s all about Fergie to Wolves. Trust me there have been no ap­proaches, we don’t ex­pect one and the gaffer has not men­tioned it.

“Hon­estly no idea where book­ies are go­ing with this one. We have had no ap­proach at all.”

Fer­gu­son has just re­turned from a short fam­ily break, but could not be con­tacted for com­ment last night. He has pre­vi­ously de­nied all knowl­edge of a po­ten­tial re­turn to a club he spent sev­eral sea­sons with as a player.

Wolves of­fi­cials are also re­main­ing tight-lipped about their next move fol­low­ing rel­e­ga­tion from the Premier League, but se­nior mem­bers of the play­ing staff have re­cently been throw­ing their weight be­hind cur­rent boss Terry Con­nor.

Posh wel­comed some club le­gends back to London Road yes­ter­day. Craig Mack­ail-smith, David Far­rell, Ken Charlery and Micah Hyde were among those tak­ing part in a char­ity match against Arse­nal Le­gends.

Mack­ail-smith, who was sold by Posh to Brighton for £2.5 mil­lion last sum­mer, was de­lighted to be back in a city where he re­mains a hero.

He said: “It was great to be back and great to get such a good re­cep­tion from the fans. I was rem­i­nisc­ing about our achieve­ments with Char­lie Lee, Micah Hyde and Tom Wil­liams and we had some fan­tas­tic times.”

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