Hugely successful manager takes over the reins of the Posh Deaf team.
Phillip Gardner, the gold medal winning former manager of Great Britain’s Deaf Mens Football Team, has joined Peterborough United. Mr Gardner, a gold medal winner at the 2005 Deaflympic Games in Melbourne during his 15 year tenure as national manager, was impressed by Peterborough’s vision and ambition.
He begins work in March when he will meet players as the preparations begin for returning to national deaf football competitions. A major focus of the role is to develop a winning team while focusing on the coaching and development of players to reach their potential.
He said: “They (Peterborough) have big dreams, I like the way they have a vision of what they can contribute and I’m looking forward to the challenge”. Phil met with Peterborough United’s Academy Manager Nick Sheppard at the club’s Mick George Training Academy. He said: “I’m delighted that Phil has agreed to join us. He has an impressive track record and I’m looking forward to a successful working relationship.”