NO WOLVES AT THE DOOR
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.”