Ebene News – GB – Robinson resigns as director of Motherwell

Stephen Robinson has resigned after three years as Motherwell manager, claiming he took the club “as far as he can get”

Their latest home loss left Well third in the Scottish Premiership and winless in nine games

“After Wednesday night’s game with Kilmarnock, Stephen approached the board, giving an honest assessment of the current situation,” Well said

Former Northern Ireland, Bournemouth and Luton Town midfielder Robinson had two spells as an assistant, with six months as Oldham Athletic manager in between, before to succeed Mark McGhee in 2017

Motherwell finished seventh and eighth in his first two full seasons, was beaten a Scottish Cup and League Cup finalist in 2017-18 and qualified for the Europa League after finishing third when the last high-flying season was interrupted by the covid-19 pandemic

But, following his loss to Kilmarnock, the 46-year-old said he accepted the blame for the recent poor results while admitting that the recent signings had not worked out the way he wanted and that ” fresh blood “was needed during the January transfer window

Former Motherwell midfielder Keith Lasley, who served as Robinson’s assistant, will take charge of the first team for Saturday’s derby at Hamilton Academical on an interim basis

Speaking to Motherwell’s website, Robinson said: “We qualified for Europe, reached two cup finals and finished third, as well as developing some wonderful players during my time here.

“We have settled the club’s external debt through player sales, cup races and league positions The club has many assets for the future and I am sure there will be a good end to season with the brilliant coaching staff currently there”

Robinson has hinted that he has achieved his goal of leaving the club in a “healthier position” than when he took over

“I think now the time has come for someone new to take the club forward because I feel like I’ve pushed them as far as possible,” he said”I’ll take a short break before looking at the new challenges ahead, but my family and I will forever be Motherwell fans”

Motherwell chairman Jim McMahon suggested Robinson had ‘hit or exceeded his goals’ every season and praised his ability not only to build a team on the pitch but also to develop new talent.

“Despite the current restrictions, the board will now carry out a thorough process to identify the right person to take on the managerial position,” the club added “This will evolve at a steady pace, given the packed matchlist and the looming January transfer window opening.”

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Ebene News – GB – Robinson resigns as Motherwell manager

Source: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/55496622