Cooper agrees Posh deal

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Mark Cooper has agreed in principle a three-and-a-half-year deal to become the new Peterborough boss.

Three-and-a-half-year contract settled in principle

Kettering Town boss Mark Cooper has agreed in principle a three-and-a-half-year deal to become the new manager of Peterborough United. Struggling Championship outfit Posh have been on the hunt for a new chief since parting company with Darren Ferguson earlier in the week by 'mutual consent'. Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe emerged as Peterborough's first target, but he rejected the opportunity to move to London Road. Posh therefore turned their attention to other candidates and Cooper has emerged as the best qualified, with Kettering chairman Imraan Ladak agreeing to allow his man to leave. Cooper will remain in charge of Kettering for Saturday's Blue Square Premier fixture against Cambridge United, but he is then set to take over at Peterborough. The 40-year-old has yet to sign a deal, but the contract has been agreed and he is expected to start his new job on Monday.

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