Former Tottenham players Matthew Etherington and Simon Davies are set to take temporary charge of Peterborough United following the exit of Darren Ferguson, the club has confirmed. 

Etherington, who had been working alongside Ferguson as his assistant manager, will now take the reins for the club’s Championship trip to Fulham tonight. 

He will be accompanied by former Wales international midfielder Davies, who has been part of the coaching team for Posh’s Under-23 side. 

The pair started their playing careers at Peterborough before both moving to Tottenham in a joint deal in late December 1999. 

Etherington struggled to make his mark during his three years in North London making 49 appearances and scoring just twice (Transfermarkt), before moving to West Ham.

Davies meanwhile, fared slightly better despite also enduring a slow start to his Spurs career. He went on to make 143 appearances and score 18 goals in a five-year stint hampered by injuries (Transfermarkt).

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It is quite surreal to see players that were playing not too long ago embarking on their journeys in management, but Etherington and Davies could have their work cut out.

They are having to try and steer a lowly Championship club to safety, with their first game in charge at one of the best teams in the division. 

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