Keith Curle a leading contender for Peterborough job

HITC Sport understands Carlisle United boss Keith Curle has emerged as a leading contender for the vacant Peterborough manager's job.

Carlisle United manager Keith Curle is in the frame to succeed Dave Robertson as manager of Peterborough, HITC Sport understands from sources close to the club.

Robertson was axed as Peterborough on Sunday after a disappointing start to the season.

The Posh have lost four and drawn one of their opening six games in League One and Saturday's 2-1 loss at Southend was the final straw for the club's board who have decided to look for a replacement for Robertson.

The 41-year-old, who was appointed on a three-year deal in May, after finishing last season in caretaker charge after Darren Ferguson left London Road in February becomes the first managerial departure of the new season.

Peterborough chairman Darragh MacAnthony is now beginning his search for a new manager to get the club's season back on track and Curle is thought to figure on his wanted list.

Former England defender Curle kept Carlisle in the Football League against all the odds last season after taking over last September with the club rock bottom of League Two.

Curle has a wealth of management experience having had spells at Mansfield, Chester and Torquay as well as working as an assistant to Neil Warnock with Sheffield United and Queens Park Rangers.

Curle also has previous experience of working in League One after a spell at Notts County where he missed out on the play-offs on goal difference in his first season in charge.

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