Michael Allesbrook

Posh Women have appointed new manager and coach for the 2022/23 season.

Peterborough United Women are delighted to announce Michael Allsebrook as the new U23s manager following the departure of Shaun Harley at the end of the season due to personal reasons. 

Allsebrook has been coaching throughout grassroots, academy and senior levels for the last 15 years, previously managing Kings Lynn Town in the Eastern Region Women’s Football League. He is already part of the Posh Women set-up and is currently the U14s coach in the Girls Academy.

He will be joined by John Currall, who joins the club as the new U23s coach and will assist Allsebrook throughout the season.

Currall also has plenty of experience coaching with many years at grassroots and youth levels. He has coached at Ropsley Colts Girls, Grantham Town Youth and Nottingham Forest Community Trust.

The club have seen another successful season of the player pathway, with five players from the Girls Academy being featured in the first team this season, including three from the Emerging Talent Centre, and Allsebrook is looking forward to helping create those opportunities again next season.

Allsebrook said: “I’m delighted to be appointed as the manager of Peterborough United Women’s U23s. Having worked as part of the Emerging Talent Centre set-up this season, I have seen first-hand just how many talented young players we have at the club. The club’s ambition to provide first team opportunities to home-grown players means that this is an extremely exciting project that I cannot wait to be a part of.

“Providing a clear pathway for our young players is a key priority of the club and my aim is to provide an elite-level environment where players are given every opportunity to improve and reach their full potential. I cannot wait to get started and would like to thank the football club for this fantastic opportunity.”

Girls Academy Manager, Chloe Brown, said: “I am really pleased to bring both Michael and John into the set-up. Both bring a considerable amount of experience between them and will bring the type of environment that we want with our players. I wish them the best of luck in their new role and can’t wait to see them in action with the team next season.”