Grant McCann named new Peterborough United manager
By Jefferson Lake
Last Updated: 16/05/16 1:39pm
Peterborough United have appointed Grant McCann as their new manager.
The former player, coach and caretaker boss has signed a four-year contract at London Road and will head up a team which includes Mark Tyler as goalkeeping coach, David Farrell as under-21s boss and Jack Collison in charge of the under-18s.
McCann oversaw four games in caretaker charge of the club at the end of the season, winning three and drawing one.
"I would like to thank the chairman and the board of directors for the opportunity and I can't wait to get started," he said.
"I am ready for this role, I have a strong affinity with this football club and the supporters have really got behind me during my spell in caretaker charge.
"We have some good people in the management structure who have played for this football club and know what representing this club means. I will be making an appointment as an assistant manager from outside of the club and that will be good to provide a different voice.
"It was really important to get things done now before the summer because we have a lot of work to do.
"I am already in talks with potential new players for this football club. I am sure the supporters are aware of how I like the game to be played and we will be working hard on what we do without the ball in pre-season to get that right. I am looking forward to the challenge ahead."
Peterborough United have also completed the signing of full-back Hayden White following his release by Bolton.