Appointed – July 1988 Left – August 1989
Born 24 March 1947 in Sunderland, Mick started his career at Derby County, then managed by Brian Clough, and moved on to Notts County in 1969. Having played a key part in County’s promotions in 1971 and 1973 he moved on to the Posh and helped us to the Division Four championship in his first season at the club. Mick’s first management role was as player-coach at Canadian outfit Ottawa Tigers, before he returned to England in 1976 to fill the manager’s role at Kettering Town, initially as player-manager. A successful spell at Kettering saw them in the FA Trophy final in 1979 before he had his first taste of league management at Mansfield Town. Mick spent two seasons at Mansfield before joining his former team mate Roy McFarland at Bradford City as assistant manager. After a brief spell at Derby County together the two men went their separate ways, and after Mick had two years in charge of Halifax Town he joined the Posh initially as Noel Cantwell’s assistant, before taking over as manager in 1988.
Mick’s Posh managerial record was: