Peterborough United have parted ways with manager Dave Robertson, following Saturday's Sky Bet League 1 defeat to Southend United.Robertson, 41, took the reins for the last three months of the 2014/15 campaign, and was appointed to the role on a permanent basis in May.
However, after picking up just four points from six games this term, Posh chairman Darragh MacAnthony has opted for a change at the top.
A statement from MacAnthony on the club website read: “I would personally like to thank David for stepping in last season when the club was at a low point after the previous manager’s departure. He steadied the ship, put a smile on everyone’s faces again and worked tirelessly each day to improve the club's fortunes on the pitch.
“After the season had finished, I felt it fair to give David a proper shot and appointed him first team manager on a full-time basis with the remit to get our young squad ready and prepared for a proper promotion challenge this season, whilst attempting to play the kind of football our fans have become accustomed to over the last eight or nine years.
“Unfortunately after yesterday’s result and the manner of defeat, I felt it was time to take action and make a change as it had become plain to see our young squad was under-performing and playing nowhere near their potential. Make no mistake, our players must also shoulder responsibility for this awful start to the season which has now led to a great person losing their job."
The 2-1 loss at Roots Hall leaves Peterborough in 20th position in Sky Bet League 1, sitting just one place above the relegation zone on goal difference.
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