Fergie baffled by Wolves speculation
DARREN Ferguson is as baffled as everyone else by news that bookmakers stopped taking bets over the weekend on him replacing Wolves manager Terry Connor in the summer.
Posh boss Ferguson’s mini-break in Spain was interrupted by text messages from friends informing him that he had become an odds-on favourite to take the helm at Molineux.
But Ferguson has emphatically told The Evening Telegraph that he has had no contact with Wolves and that he is not even thinking about leaving London Road.
“It’s certainly not me putting the money on!” Ferguson joked. “I had no idea what was happening until I
@Alanswannet had a text from a friend in Ireland asking me what was going on as the bookies had suspended betting on me moving to Wolves.
“I have had no contact with Wolves and I don’t expect any. I have no idea what Wolves want, although I have read they want a young manager as Dougie Freedman (Crystal Palace manager) has been mentioned.
“Dougie used to play there as I did so maybe that’s why I’ve been mentioned. I had five good years there albeit for four different managers and it is a big club.
“But I’m just looking forward to going back to Wolves to play them as it’s another fantastic fixture for a club like ours.”
Posh chairman Darragh Macanthony dismissed the speculation linking Ferguson with a move over the weekend and Wolves distanced themselves from the Posh boss yesterday.
Ferguson insists all his thoughts remain on preparing Posh for a second successive season in the Championship. The players are due to report back for pre-season training on July 1 and the first-team squad will then head to Portugal for a training camp the following week.
Ferguson will also use the rest of this month to continue scouting for potential new players.
Ferguson added: “My staff were out watching games over the week- end and I intend to get to the Championship and League One play-off finals.
“Ideally I want as many of our new players as possible on the plane to Portugal. It’s a longer pre-season than normal, but I’m expecting my players to come back refreshed and raring to go. There’s no doubt they needed a rest and there’s also no doubt they earned it.”