Appointed – January 2006 Left – April 2006
Born 23 June 1957in Liverpool, Steve was assistant manager to Mark Wright at Chester City when they won promotion from the Football Conference in 2003-04. He was brought to the Posh by Mark Wright when he was appointed manager in the close season of 2005. When Mark Wright was sacked Steve was appointed caretaker manager until the end of the season. After an excellent start, winning five of his first seven games in charge and taking the club to being just outside the automatic promotion places, the club suffered a downturn in form with just one win in seven games. He quit just an hour before Posh’s game with Macclesfield Town, claiming that others had been interfering with the team, in particular Ron Atkinson who had been brought to the club in a “Football Troubleshooting” capacity by Sky Television who were making a documentary for their channel Sky One called Big Ron Manager.
Steve’s Posh managerial record was: