The football club have issued the following statement.

Peterborough United can confirm that under 18s manager David Farrell has left the football club by mutual consent.

Farrell, who spent just under 10 years at the club as a player, has departed with immediate effect. The club will make an appointment to that position in due course. Farrell started life after playing working within the Posh Foundation, teaching at Primary Schools before moving into the position of Head of Coaching.  During his time on the coaching staff, he has also managed the under 23s.

Farrell said: “After 7 and a half years working for Peterborough United I have decided to call it a day with my time at the club. It has been a rollercoaster ride in my time there and it will always hold a special place in my heart. I will be immediately looking for a new challenge, who knows what the future may hold.”

Director of Football Barry Fry said: “David has been a magnificent servant to this football club. The hat-trick that he scored against Barnet in the play-off semi-final back in 2000 was one of the best hat-tricks I have ever seen and I will always remember that goal he scored against Newcastle in the FA Cup when he ran from his own half to score a superb solo goal. He will always be welcome back at this football club and we wish him well for the future.”